BHASKER Patel has landed a huge new role after making an emotional confession over his axing from Emmerdale.
The 67-year-old actor joined Emmerdale as Rishi Sharma in 2011 but fans were left heartbroken last month when the character was killed off.
Bhasker later appeared to get emotional as he opened up about being sensationally dropped from the soap.
But he’s already landed a new role and revealed he’s been shooting scenes for Leviathan, described as a 10-part film cycle that “envisages a future very much like our present to consider possible links between borders, mental health and marine welfare.
The description on the website adds: “Each episode is taken from the point of view of a different character and their journey.”
Bhasker shared a snap of him in character with some of the cast and wrote: “That’s a WRAP on #leviathancycle.”
He appeared on Lorraine last week and said: “When the producer rang me and said, ‘I need to talk to you and we’re killing you off because we want a big story and it’s going to be a big surprise.’
“Because my 12 years at ITV, they let me do a lot of other work, so I felt a part of ITV, a part of Rishi, but at the same time… I was working in London as well.
“So when the producer said, ‘We’re going to kill you off’, I was like, ‘Okay, that part of my life with this guy is over and I’m going to move on’.”