Coronation Street: Why has Qasim Akhtar returned as Zeedan Nazir?

Has Zeedan Nazir changed?

Following the loss of his father, Kal Nazir (Jimi Mistry), in 2015, viewers already saw a change in Zeedan before he left.

The character has since got married but when he returns to the cobbles, the troubled soul has adopted a much darker tone.

Qasim said: “I discussed it with Iain [MacLeod] our producer and they have definitely got the character as a more mature, more savvy and on the ball type of guy.”

The actor described his alter-ego’s transition as growing from “a boy into a man” and as such, he has to take on more adult drama.

Next week, Zeedan will be attacked after getting his hands on a huge sum of money and it seems he is going to bring more drama to the Nazirs’ door.

Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30pm and 8:30pm on ITV. An extra, hour-long episode will air on Thursday this week at 8pm.


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