Pay up… or else!
Vengeful Rakesh tries to blackmail Jai for cash – and Priya gets arrested
Priya deserves a medal for the way she’s stuck by firestarter Rakesh, but she’s finally had enough of playing the dutiful wife. This week, she announces that not only does she no longer love him, but she’s slept with another man. The revelation sends Rakesh off the rails, and he ends up trying to blackmail Jai, Lawence and Ronnie.
The guilt has been eating away at Priya, and she finally confesses after she and Rakesh have moved in with Pete and Leyla. ‘It doesn’t go down great!’ says Fiona Wade, who plays the feisty factory boss. ‘He gets really angry and assumes that she slept with David. Rakesh realises he has got nothing left to lose and goes a bit crazy.’
Fuming over what he’s heard, Rakesh steals Priya’s notebook, containing all the passwords to the Sharmas’ bank accounts, then heads to the factory to fleece the family. When Jai suddenly turns up and threatens to call the police, Rakesh says he will implicate Priya if he isn’t given cash.
Jai makes out he is going to pay Rakesh off, but he only gives him a paltry £50. So, the unhinged lawyer goes to Home Farm and asks for £50,000 in exchange for keeping quiet about Lawrence and Ronnie’s part in the fire and framing Andy. They, too, stand firm and refuse.
Things then get messy when Rakesh turns up again with a crowbar and demands that Lachlan open the safe. There’s a struggle and the lad is hurt.
Priya appears and urges Rakesh to leave – unaware that Lachlan is eavesdropping. Later on, the police arrive and she’s arrested. Will Rakesh flee? And will Priya be charged?
Rakesh demands money from Jai
Sharming: Priya is arrested