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Emmerdale: Pasha Bocarie joins cast as love interest for Priya

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Pasha Bocarie has joined the cast of Emmerdale.

The actor will play businessman Rakesh Kotecha, who will come to the village next month, as part of Priya Sharma's arranged marriage storyline.

Fiona Wade as Priya & Pasha Bocarie as Rakesh Kotecha in Emmerdale

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Fiona Wade as Priya & Pasha Bocarie as Rakesh


Although Priya (Fiona Wade) is confident she has met her match in Rakesh, her brother Jai (Chris Bisson) is not impressed by the arrival of his old business associate.

Meanwhile, David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden), the father of Priya's daughter Amba, also grows suspicious of the businessman, and discovers that he isn't all he seems.

Pasha Bocarie as Rakesh Kotecha in Emmerdale

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Pasha Bocarie as Rakesh Kotecha in Emmerdale


Speaking about Bocarie's casting on This Morning, Wade said: "He is a lovely, lovely actor and I can't say too much about what is going to happen, but Priya might have found her love.

"There is definitely going to be a lot of drama between him and Jai."

Bocarie will make his first appearance in the ITV soap in mid-July.

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