The Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar has opened up about the hit show’s divisive finale, which left his character single.
Many fans of the CBS series took issue with the sitcom’s ending, in which Nayaar’s character Raj Koothrappali was the only character in the ensemble cast left without a romantic partner.
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-Speaking to Metro, Nayyar defended the storyline: “I find it quite poignant that the one character that believes in true love so much was the who didn’t, in the end, find it. It’s beautiful!”
Despite his character’s best efforts, Raj was unlucky in love throughout the series’ 12 seasons.
“It doesn’t have to be so formulaic, that’s what I loved about the show. It doesn’t have to be a certain way, you know?” he said.
When asked what his character would be doing today, the actor replied: “Somewhere, these guys [the ensemble cast] are living and having a great life and their adventures are continuing.
“That’s why it was not some big bang ending, you know? Like someone moves and someone dies, or something like that. It was because we’re saying goodbye to the show, but in their lives, they’re continuing on.”
Nayyar added: “I don’t know what Raj is doing. But we have this Hindi word called masti – he’s up to some mischief. So wherever he is, he’s doing some masti!”
The 39-year-old recently starred in Netflix’s new crime drama Criminal.