Rana kisses Kate on the eve of her wedding. Will she dump Zeedan and run off with a woman? Rana believes throwing herself into marriage will suppress her feelings
It should be one of the happiest days of a girl’s life – making it official with the man she loves in front of family and friends, and in a gorgeous frock.
Except, for Rana Nazir, it’s all a lie as she struggles with her sexuality and forbidden feelings for friend Kate Connor.
Having already married in a Muslim ceremony, Rana and Zee are reaffirming their love with a civil ceremony this week. But Zee is unaware his bride is plagued with doubt and only pushing ahead hoping she can forget about her attraction to Kate, who she kissed last month.
After the pair lock lips again, Rana tells Kate on the morning of her wedding she’ll call it off if she wants them to be together! ‘Rana is confused and trying to convince herself the civil wedding is just a formality,’ says Bhavna Limbachia, who plays her. ‘Kissing Kate sends her into a deeper state of confusion, but she believes throwing herself further into marriage will suppress these feelings.’
As he waits for Rana at the register office, nervous Zeedan worries this could be more than just traditional bride lateness.
Meanwhile, drunk Kate urges her not to marry Zee as she loves her! Who will Rana choose?
‘Rana does not want to label herself as gay or bisexual,’ says Bhavna. ‘The person she has fallen for just happens to be a woman.
‘But she’s nervous about the reaction from her family because of her background – this is still a taboo subject in the Asian community…’
Nervous: Zeedan waits with Rana’s brother, but will she show?
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