Actor Sacha Dhawan has returned to Wolverhampton to join cast and crew for a special screening of new BBC drama The Boy with the Topknot.

After having recently filmed in the West Midlands city, the Iron Fist and Sherlock star was back in Wolves to officially launch a preview of the one-off feature length programme, which is based on the critically acclaimed memoir of local author and journalist Sathnam Sanghera, exploring the subject of mental illness with courage and sensitivity.

Sacha Dhawan appears in the adaptation alongside veteran actors Deepti Naval and Anupam Kher, who play the lead character's parentsRobert Viglasky/BBC
Sacha Dhawan appears in the adaptation alongside veteran actors Deepti Naval and Anupam Kher, who play the lead character’s parents
The Boy with the Topknot explores the subject of mental illness with courage and sensitivityRobert Viglasky/BBC
The Boy with the Topknot explores the subject of mental illness with courage and sensitivity
Actor Sacha Dhawan has appeared in popular shows Sherlock and Iron FistAdam Yosef
Actor Sacha Dhawan has appeared in popular shows Sherlock and Iron Fist

Mancunian Sacha Dhawan appears in the adaptation alongside Joanna Vanderham, who plays Sathnam’s girlfriend Laura, and veteran actors Deepti Naval and Anupam Kher, who respectively play the lead character’s parents.

Born to traditional Punjabi parents and growing up in Wolverhampton, Sathnam Sanghera (Sacha Dhawan) moves to London after graduating from Cambridge University. Now in his late 20s he is planning to reveal to his family that he will defy expectations of an arranged marriage – but instead learns a painful family secret.

'The Boy with the Topknot' is based on the critically acclaimed memoir of Wolverhampton author and journalist Sathnam SangheraAdam Yosef
‘The Boy with the Topknot’ is based on the critically acclaimed memoir of Wolverhampton author and journalist Sathnam Sanghera
The Boy with the Topknot was filmed in Wolverhampton and in LondonRobert Viglasky/BBC
The Boy with the Topknot was filmed in Wolverhampton, Birmingham and London
The Boy with the Topknot cast and crew members - Joined by BBC Asian Network's Noreen Khan (second right) - following a special panel Q&A and screening in WolverhamptonAdam Yosef
The Boy with the Topknot cast and crew members, joined by BBC Asian Network’s Noreen Khan (second right), following a special panel Q&A and screening in Wolverhampton

Discussing the touching, humorous and emotional story of a second-generation Indian growing up in Britain and how he juggles his family, love life and career, the cast were joined by the director and producer of the drama for a special Q&A panel chaired by BBC Asian Network presenter Noreen Khan, with local luminaries and residents in attendance at the Molineux Stadium and Conference Centre.

We caught up with actor Sacha Dhawan. You can watch his interview below:

The Boy with the Topknot was filmed in Wolverhampton, Birmingham and London, and airs on BBC Two on Monday 13th October at 9pm.

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