Chaneil Kular, who starred in Netflix's Sex Educaton as Anwar Bakshi during its first three seasons, has reflected on the show's legacy as its fourth and final outing is released.
Talking to Digital Spy for the release of Accused – a psychological thriller with a 100% Rotten Tomatoes debut that follows Kular in a mistaken identity plot – the actor gushed praise for Sex Education's cast, crew and lasting legacy.
“It feels sad that Sex Education is ending, but all good things come to an end. I feel very grateful and blessed to have been a part of it," he said.
"Sex Education kind of saved me, honestly. When I booked that job, I could act full time."
"A gay South Asian role can still be a taboo topic, and having that in such a mainstream show and him not being closeted and being openly gay, it’s the small details that really help.
"I remember getting messages from the gay South Asian community who said ‘it means a lot being represented on screen.’ There’s roles that can benefit your career, but when they make an impact and affect and change people in a positive way, that's as good as it can get."
Kular finished by calling Sex Education a "game changer" for his personal and professional life:
"It feels nice that it’s ended because it’s allowed me to show who Chaneil Kular is. It feels like the right time. It’ll definitely be a highlight of my career, it was a game changer for me.”
The characters of Anwar and Olivia Hanan (Bridgerton's Simone Ashley), do not feature in season four of Sex Education; it's explained in the first episode that they have transferred to a different school.
Accused is available to watch now on Netflix.
Sex Education seasons 1-4 are available to watch now on Netflix.
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