EastEnders' Tamwar's marriage to survive tragedy?
'EastEnders' Himesh Patel hopes his character Tamwar Masood's marriage to Afia survives the recent fire caused by her father which left Tamwar disfigured
'EastEnders' Himesh Patel hopes his character Tamwar Masood's marriage to Afia survives their recent troubles.
The Indian restaurant worker is set to face months of plastic surgery to recover from his horrific injuries following a house fire started by Afia's (Meryl Fernandes) father at Christmas, but Himesh believes they should survive their ordeal with their marriage intact.
He told Inside Soap: "They love each other very much. But I think it'll be difficult and tense as they try to move forward. This problem has surfaced very early in their marriage, so it'll be interesting to see what happens next. Hopefully Tamwar and Afia can come out the other side stronger - but nothing is really guaranteed is it?
"I never want Tamwar and Afia to get divorced. From the moment they married, Meryl and I said we want them to be the couple who stays together."
Tamwar was injured when he ran into the burning building in the mistaken belief Afia was inside and Himesh believes his character will find it difficult to forgive his wife.
He said: "Tamwar ran into that fire thinking Afia was caught in it and he feels so betrayed by her. In the past, he's been stuck in the middle of everything going on around him. This time it's all come down on him and through no fault of his own."