THIS WEEK IN 1999: Actor hopes for big time after reviews

Monday, 29th May 2017, 7:00 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 8:50 pm
East is East actor Raji Jhanji had his fingers crossed for a breakthrough

Raji Jhanji was in East is East, a film documenting an Anglo-Pakistani family in 1970s’ Britain.

Raji, pictured, who uses James as his stage surname, became interested in drama while a pupil at Westfield Junior School, Paulsgrove.

He later starred in a sitcom called Blind Men, co-written by comedian Nick Hancock and featuring the rivalry of two top blinds salesmen.

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However East is East would be his biggest break so far as it had already received rave reviews and was due to go on general release in September.

Raji said: ‘It would be nice for it to be a breakthrough, you never know, but I haven’t seen the film yet.’