SCOTTISH actor Sanjeev Kohli, most famous for playing Navid in Still Game, has been announced as a new cast member on BBC Scotland soap River City.
Kohli, who also appeared in Channel 4 comedy drama Fresh Meat, will be arriving in the fictional Glasgow district of Shieldinch in the Autumn as new character Amandeep ‘AJ’ Jandhu.
He’ll play the role of local lad made good, a former banker who returns to rediscover his roots and start up a small business along with his wife and son.
The casting of Sanjeev’s on screen family will be announced in the coming weeks and shooting will begin in the Autumn before debuting on screen in October.
Kohli said: “River City is a Scottish institution and I’m chuffed to bits to be joining the cast.
“To be honest, I’ve been waiting for the call to join for quite some time now. I even bought a special phone – which I’ve been staring at for seven years - and it finally rang”
River City has been running since 2002 and currently stands at 909 episodes.
Kathleen Hutchison, River City’s Executive Producer, added: “Everyone at River City is delighted Sanjeev will soon be part of the Shieldinch community joining our talented cast.
“Sanjeev is one of Scotland’s biggest stars and I’m excited about him bringing his natural warmth and wit to the show.
“It’s wonderful to see River City continue to attract such star casting as the show goes from strength to strength.”