We are family
It was an honour to be invited to take part in the documentary. I’ve been involved in a couple of Post Office TV adverts as well, so I’d had some experience of filming before this. Some people have said I could make a career of it! I don’t know about that, but I’m always happy to help promote Post Office.
Our branch at Wood Street was one of the pilot Network Transformation branches – it was modernised back in March 2013. Things are still going really well here. It’s hectic at the moment. The crew spent around six months filming us on and off. They didn’t just film our working lives but our family life as well. By the end of it they’d become part of the family themselves! I think they loved the fact that our whole family is here – me, my mum Tejinder and dad Iqbal all working together.
They accompanied us on our journey into work, including stopping off at the temple on the way, which we do whenever we’re not in a rush. I was getting ready for my wedding at the time of filming. Indian weddings are a huge occasion and take a massive amount of organising, and I think it was an eye-opener for some of the crew. It gave them something interesting to focus on away from the branch.
They even filmed the wedding. They also came with us to a local family fun day. We had a stall and gave away food and freebies for the kids. They must have so many hours of footage. It’ll be interesting to see what makes the final cut!