Preeya Kalidas who plays the newly married Amira Masood in the popular BBC One soap, ‘EastEnders’ has announced her decision to quit.
The 28-year old star has been on the show for nearly a year and has now opted to concentrate on her music career with plans to release a single later this year.
The actress starred in one of ‘EastEnders’ biggest ever storylines during the festive period last year. Preeya’s character Amira has just wed Syed in a traditional Muslim ceremony – after Syed’s gay fling with Christian Clarke.
Preeya will be seen on screen until summer this year. It is currently unknown how her exit will be played out. Show bosses are now deciding whether Amira leaves in another sensational storyline, after discovering her husband’s secret, according to the Mirror.
The ‘EastEnders’ episode featuring Syed and Amira’s wedding on New Years Day attracted a huge 11.6m eyeballs.