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Sanjeev Bhaskar to join cast of ‘Doctor Who’

MUMBAI: Comedian, actor and broadcaster Sanjeev Bhaskar will join the cast of ‘Doctor Who’ when the series returns to BBC One on 23 August.

Speaking about the role, Bhaskar said: “I’m thrilled to have made a small contribution to and now be part of the Doctor Who universe. Another dream box ticked!”

The show’s lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat said, “I’m completely thrilled that Sanjeev Bhaskar is coming to the aid of the Doctor. The danger is never deadlier than in a finale episode, and the Time Lord is going to need all the help he can get!”

Filming is well underway for the eight season of ‘Doctor Who’. Guest stars confirmed to join Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the new season include Michelle Gomez, Frank Skinner, Ben Miller, Tom Riley, Keeley Hawes and Hermione Norris.