Popular actor Nitin Ganatra has been signed up to play a role as a member of the new Masood family in ‘EastEnders’.

Nitin will play the husband of Nina Wadia’s character Zainab Masood. Nitin’s character as Mr Masood will also mark the entry of their teen son Tamwar, played by Himesh Patel. Daughter ‘Shabnam’, played by Zahra Ahmadi, made her ‘EastEnders’ debut last month.

Nitin and Himesh are expected to begin filming next week and their first screen appearance will air in September.

Both Nina Wadia and Nitin Ganatra have worked together on a London musical. Nitin also starred in Brit-Asian movies like ‘Bride & Prejudice’ and ‘The Mistress of Spices’.