EastEnders Vinny star warns morals will be tested in Panesar family fight

EastEnders star Shiv Jalota has teased "morals will be tested" as his character Vinny fights for a top spot in the Panesar family.

The actor has starred on the BBC soap since October 2019, with Vinny visiting his jailed father Nish (Navin Chowdhry) last month.

Shiv, 28, recently attended the Inside Soap Awards where he opened up about the Panesar family's struggles following Nish's prison release and shock collapse.

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Speaking to Daily Star, Shiv said: "I think Vinny is at a place where he wants to be credited for his achievements.

"He wants to show that he is a Panesar and that he can do what he needs to do as a Panesar to be a top dog.

"I think Nish easily sees that there's an opportunity there for him to manipulate and fascilitate Vinny’s development as a character.

"There's an opportunity for Nish where Vinny's morals are tested."

Nish's release from jail follows his ex-wife Suki (Balvinder Sopal) acting upon her feelings for Eve Unwin (Heather Peace).

Of Vinny's compromising position between his parents, Shiv added: "He's gone behind his mum's back.

"His loyalties lie with his mum but he’s learning his abilities and capabilities and his dad is pushing him.

"He's now grabbed him out of prison, he's introduced him to the square so his morals are being tested.

"I think Vinny's always seeking affirmation with his mum Suki, he’s always trying to prove his worth for his mother's love.

"Kheerat has always been the favourite child so for Vinny he’s always been jealous of that and he’s always trying to prove his worth."

Nish's arrival in Walford follows him serving a 20-year prison stretch.

Earlier this week, the character collapsed in dramatic scenes following an argument with his son Kheerat about his emotional abuse of Suki during their marriage.

EastEnders airs on BBC One.

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