’Big Bang Theory’ actor: Time for Raj to move on from Wolowitz

’Big Bang Theory’ actor: Time for Raj to move on from Wolowitz
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by: Michael Jodha

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Will it be the year of Rajesh Koothrappali on the sixth season of “The Big Bang Theory?”

The actor who plays Raj, Kunal Nayyar, certainly hopes so. As the sole remaining bachelor on the series, which returns with all-new episodes tonight at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, Nayyar tells CTV.ca he want this to be the year Raj finally gets a love interest.

“I think he’s due. Don’t you think he’s due? I think it’s his time,” says the 31-year-old. “I think it’s going to be a big season for Raj because Howard Wolowitz (played by Simon Helberg) was his crutch in the real world, but (since) Wolowitz is now married, it’s like ‘Where is he going to turn to for his companionship?’ Hopefully he’ll find love.”

Fans of the show know how hard it is for Raj to talk to women, something Nayyar himself takes into consideration when pondering how the writers might incorporate a love interest.

“Obviously he can’t talk to women unless he’s drunk…but I think it’s time,” he says. “I trust the writers. They’re so amazing at what they do. But it will be fun to explore a love connection for him.”

The show has hinted numerous times that Raj might be a closeted homosexual, and while Nayyar doesn’t necessarily believe that’s the direction the show will go with his character, he also can’t say for certain that it’s untrue.

“I don’t know. I just think he’s open with his emotions and he likes fashion. He’s a solid metrosexual,” he says.

Outside of finding a companion, Nayyar says he thinks the bigger obstacle for Raj to overcome this season will be coming into his own without his partner in crime, Wolowitz.

“I think it’s going to be a push and a pull for him and he’s going to have to venture out into the real world without (Wolowitz),” he says. “It’s going to be really fun to see how he does it. He really loves looking up to Howard, so we’ll have to see what happens.”

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