A new family is set to make their home in Erinsborough on TV’s Neighbours — meet the Kapoors! Regular viewers of the show will already know council member Ajay Kapoor (Sachin Joab), as well as his wife Priya (Menik Gooneratne), who is now principal of Erinsborough High. Completing the family for now is teenage daughter Rani (newcomer Coco-Jacinta Cherin), who will make her Neighbours debut in February.
The Kapoors’ arrival marks the show’s first family with an Indian and Sri Lankan background. Executive producer Susan Bowery says it’s about the characters and their relationships with the rest of the cast, as opposed to bringing them in just for their cultural background. She added, “We have had many individual characters who have been representative of Australia’s diverse cultural landscape, however to have a family of Indian and Sri Lankan heritage join the neighbourhood, is very exciting.”
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