Shobna Gulati Joins River City For Love Triangle

BBC Scotland has announced that Shobna Gulati (In The Club) has joined the cast of River City as Farah Khurana, a blast from AJ’s past (Sanjeev Kohli).

Farah Khurana (Gulati) is a fun-loving former university friend of AJ’s who returns to Shieldinch with him after meeting him on his travels around India.

However, Farah’s unexpected arrival will prove unsettling for Ellie (Leah MacRae) as she unwittingly becomes her love rival in a battle for AJ’s affections.

Executive Producer, Kieran Hannigan, says: “Having grown up watching Coronation Street, I love Shobna from her time there as well as in In the Club and the brilliant Dinnerladies.”

“I am delighted she’s joined our fantastic River City cast and as Farah she is going to set the cat amongst the pigeons and stir up some exciting drama and heartbreak not least for AJ and Ellie.”

Shobna started filming at River City’s BBC Dumbarton Studios this week and will make her on-screen debut later in the year.