Jai is arrested but released due to lack of evidence, until Cain tells the police that Jai attacked him.
They will add real vitality to life in Emmerdale." In an interview on 1 September 2009, Bisson explained the Sharma backstory, that "Jai had left the family business and set up a chain of mobile phone shops, sold them at the top of the market, and now has a load of money...
Jai will take chances, he's a bit of a maverick, he can talk people round, he can get the best out of people and that's irritating for Nikhil because he's not at all like his big brother." Jai moves to the village with his brother, Nikhil (Rik Makarem) and his sister Priya (Fiona Wade), to open a sweet factory.
Jai is annoyed with Priya's bad behaviour and tells her to either stop or move out of his house.
Carl King (Tom Lister) accuses Jai and Nikhil of causing a massive chemical spill and Jai decides to teach Carl a lesson but Nikhil stops him. Jai gives Charity Tate (Emma Atkins) a job at the factory and makes it clear that he likes her.
Cain's constant interference makes Jai and Charity feel that they have to call the wedding off. Cameron Murray (Dominic Power) finds Jai standing over an unconscious Cain.
When questioned, Jai insists that he found Cain that way and was going to get help.
When Charity sees Jai with Archie, she realizes that he is Archie's father and confronts him but Rishi claims that he is Archie's father.
Soon afterwards, Jai learns Charity had a one-night stand with Declan.
I'm delighted to be joining Emmerdale at a time when the show is going from strength to strength.
I can't wait to get started." The show's series producer Gavin Blyth said of the family: "The Sharmas are a young, contemporary family independent of their parents and will bring the factory into the heart of the village community.
When he learns that Nikhil and his girlfriend are expecting a baby, Jai and Charity argue and he goes to the factory and gets drunk.