The show's title is a play on the name of British rapper, Dizzee Rascal, and Desi, a term for people from the Indian subcontinent. It was broadcast on Sky Living and had an average of 105,000 viewers. Let’s meet the cast …, Gurinder Chadha on Desi Rascals: ‘You’ll watch it because it’s entertaining, not because it’s Asian’, • Desi Rascals begins on Tuesday 20 January at 8pm on Sky Living HD, Mon 19 Jan 2015 18.00 GMT Desi Rascals chronicled the lives of a multi-generational cast living within the British Asian community of London. Appeared on the first series of, Gym worker and aspiring DJ, younger brother to Anj, Builder, property developer, husband to Anita Vara, father of Sunjay Vara and Prakash Vara, Online digital manager, wife to Prakash Vara, Head of business intelligence, son to Jay and Anita Vara and husband to Shreena Vara, Property developer, personal trainer and model. 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In our exclusive gupshup, Rita discusses her racial background, body issues, and relationship with Owais. Famous for "meddling" and drinking tea. Will Owais and Rita’s relationship ever be the same? Instead, the show will focus on the real issues faced by the community and the importance of family. “Being exposed to both sides which are completely different has taught me to not be judgemental of others. From the viewers perspective, and Owais’, the way that you were dressed at times may have given him the wrong signal. “It’s meant to be a family-oriented show which shows different cultures in today’s society. Desi Rascals was cancelled on 15 October 2015 after disappointing ratings in the second series. “The black one is the one that I feel most comfortable in. “He’s a great guy, his heart is in the right place. Have you experienced any drawbacks from the Asian community? “I’m the biggest believer that if something feels right, go with it. Healthcare assistant and phlebotomist, wife to Manoj Shah and mother to Natalie and Jo, Assistant supermarket manager/supervisor, sister to Jo Shah, Performer and Bollywood dancer, sister to Natalie Shah, This page was last edited on 14 October 2020, at 17:30. A lot of people thought that you were demeaning towards him, how do you explain that? So how do you feel about the negative feedback that you have received online? 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But Rita is strong-minded, so she knows how to handle herself. … , The first series of Desi Rascals, with a total of twelve episodes, began showing on Tuesday 20 January 2015. Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachan made a special appearance in the fourth episode broadcast on 30 January 2015. “I think it is evident with what was shown. “My mother is Roman Catholic and she has had the majority of us baptised. 2:36. For example, how people live, their beliefs and more.”. What are the benefits of being mixed race? “We’re hoping to bring Adam into the show more. “My father is Pakistani and I have his surname. The second, and last series, began on 22 July 2015 and lasted eight episodes. 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The first series began on 20 January 2015, continuing for twelve episodes, with two episodes broadcast each week (on Tuesday and Friday at 8pm). She will provide you with tips to bring out your outer and inner beauty. Sky Living director Antonia Hurford-Jones told Broadcast that the "way into" Desi Rascals would be through the eyes of a group of British Asian thirty-somethings. Mon 19 Jan 2015 13.00 EST Last modified on Tue 19 Dec 2017 16.28 EST. We were friends, and I was honest from the beginning. My dad wasn’t strict and they married in a Church. What do you think about that? “I appreciate everyone’s opinion on different clothes. “Because Desi Rascals is a new series and has had lots of hype surrounding the show, such as Twitter feeds, it was blown out of proportion. Are the UK Covid-19 rules impacting Relationships & Sex? Images courtesy of Instagram and Twitter of Rita Siddiqui, Copyright © 2008-2020 DESIblitz. The butler thing was just a funny joke. I apologised straight away and it was just a joke. But when we became exclusive it gave me that stability which was needed. But I do try and show viewers that there are many different types of people. 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