Manpreet Sharma of Emmerdale will discover the awful truth about Meena Jutla: she is to blame for the death of her friend Nadine.
Another thing Manpreet will uncover is that Meena is lying about being pregnant with Billy Fletcher’s baby. This hasn’t aired yet, but we’ve told you all about it here.
Rebecca Sarker, who plays Manpreet, spoke to Digital Spy and other media outlets about the events that led to her character learning the truth after viewing a social media profile made up by Nadine’s sister Carol.
“Meena is forced to divulge some information about Nadine. Of course, that information is incorrect. There’s a big spin on it. There’s a big Meena spin on it,” Sarker said.
“But Manpreet is suspicious. She asks certain questions and the answers don’t seem to add up, so it’s at that point that Manpreet searches for stuff on the internet about Nadine and the social page reveals a very different version of events, and that spikes Manpreet’s suspicions even more.
“And Carol, Nadine’s sister, seems to be implying that the investigation was flawed and that the alleged suicide wasn’t quite as authentic as the investigation and as Meena has conveyed to Manpreet… She doesn’t imply it, she actually says that, ‘Meena is the reason that my sister is dead’.
“And she’s a very convincing witness, is Carol. Manpreet confronts Meena with this information. And Manpreet says, ‘Why would she do that? Why would Carol do that?’ And Meena, very convincingly again, switches it around and says, ‘Well, they’re a bunch of crazies.’ The irony!”
Manpreet is well aware of her sister’s sociopathic tendencies, according to Sarker, and knows how to deceive others while conducting her inquiry.
“Manpreet will be saying one thing to Meena’s face, but then there’ll be a very different mask,” she said. “Manpreet’s mask will drop for the viewer. And as Meena turns away, kind of very smug, ‘I’ve nailed that with my sister. Idiot.’ The viewers will see that Manpreet’s not quite buying it.”
“She says at one point to Meena, ‘Yes, you’re selfish, but you’re not all terrible,'” Sarker explained, adding that Manpreet would be devastated to learn her sister is a murderer. She’s desperate to believe her sister isn’t completely evil, so she’d be skeptical, but I believe she bears a great deal of responsibility.
“I think she feels a lot of responsibility as her older sister, and she might ask herself, ‘Did I facilitate this in any way?’ That, I believe, would be Manpreet’s dominant emotion.”
She also stated that if Manpreet knew, she would go to the police because she is very “by the book,” and that she doesn’t believe Manpreet would be Meena’s next victim because “Manpreet is more beneficial to Meena alive than dead,” because “she can always turn back to her sister and have a little meddle with her and mess up her life, because that’s what she likes to do.”
Has Sarker revealed how Meena will be taken down in the end? We’ll have to wait and see what happens next in this scenario.
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