EastEnders' Shakil looks unrecognisable after haircut

Sophie Dainty
Photo credit: Shaheen Jafargholi Instagram

From Digital Spy

EastEnders fans might have a hard time recognising Shakil Kazemi in the coming months as actor Shaheen Jafargholi has cut off his trademark 'man bun'.

The Britain's Got Talent star – who joined the show as Carmel's youngest son last year – has undergone quite the transformation and has been showing off his new look on Instagram.

The 'man bun' has become an integral part of both Shaheen and his alter-ego Shakil's image – even being referenced on EastEnders last month when Carmel expressed her disapproval over it.

However, it looks like Shakil will be taking his mum's advice (for once) as we'll be seeing the schoolboy with considerably less hair in upcoming scenes.

Shaheen has been showing off his 'do in a series of pictures on Instagram, prompting a somewhat mixed reaction from fans.

While many were quick to tell Shaheen how much they loved his new image, others felt that he looked unrecognisable without his trademark hairstyle.

Shakil has had a turbulent time on screen over the last couple of months, after private pictures he shared with his ex-girlfriend Bex Fowler were leaked online by Louise Mitchell– sparking a police investigation.

EastEnders continues on Thursday, March 30 at at 7.30pm on BBC One.

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