Navin Kundra made history over the weekend after a scene featuring him in BBC soap ‘Doctors’ was joint winners at the British Soap Awards, along with a scene from ‘EastEnders’.
Saturday (2 June) night saw the glamorous stars of Britain’s best soaps come together at London’s Hackney Empire theatre to celebrate the 20th Annual British Soap Awards, broadcast on ITV. In the first time of the history of the awards, the highly competitive “Scene Of The Year” Award was given to both Doctors and Eastenders following a joint split decision by the judging panel.
The award winning scene in Doctors was broadcast on Friday 9th June 2017 and included a ‘Bollywood Proposal’ where Navin performed his hit single “Mehbooba” (‘beloved’). Having previously broken a Guinness World Record with the song and performing it for the Royal Family where he famously got Prince Charles to call Camilla his “Mehbooba”, Navin created a new English version of the track for this episode.
“I am absolutely over the moon that we won the award and would like to thank the entire team of Doctors for pushing the boundaries of British soaps by producing something unique! I make music in Hindi and English and this was the perfect platform for me to showcase that whilst mixing and celebrating both cultures together in extraordinary fashion,” said Navin.
Navin will next be seen on the big screen for his first Bollywood movie where he debuts as an actor this summer. Having scored 3 consecutive Top 20 singles in the UK Urban Charts with his songs, “Tear It Up”, “No Games” and “Burning Slow”, Navin is now gearing up for his first solo UK Concert, “Voice Of Legends” which is a 3 hour music and dance extravaganza paying homage to the legends of Bollywood cinema, taking place at the Beck Theatre in London on June 22. Tickets available at www.becktheatre.org.uk.