In recent weeks, Masood has found his marriage to Zainab (Nina Wadia) come under strain amid their ongoing financial problems and the troublesome presence of Zainab's ex-husband Yusef Khan (Ace Bhatti).
Speaking to Inside Soap, Ganatra confirmed that Masood's woes have only just begun as his life will continue to spiral out of control in the coming months.
He explained: "We're shooting scenes at the moment that are really exciting. Masood is becoming darker and more desperate, and we could even see him become a little bit dangerous with his actions.
"He'll find himself increasingly isolated from his wife and his family - it's going to be brilliant to watch."
EastEnders fans will get a glimpse of Masood's desperation in next week's episodes, which see him start gambling again in a bid to solve his financial mess.
At the same time, Masood feels betrayed by Zainab when she decides to accept a loan from Yusef and goes against his wishes by spending time with estranged son Syed for the first time in months.
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