Coronation Street actress, Shobna Gulati, has been the target of vile racist internet trolls!
Shobna, who filmed her last scenes as Sunita Alahan in the award-winning ITV soap this week, has had to fend off disgusting racist trolls on social networking site Twitter, after her departure from the show was announced.
This isn’t the first time that the actress, who has played Sunita Alahan since 2001, has been targeted by racial abuse on the site, with her even deleting her own Twitter account last year to combat the constant harassment, saying at the time: “It’s nasty, abusive and scary. It throws you off balance.”
But this time the star, who is due to leave the show in the huge Rovers Return blaze next month, has hit back at these ignorant haters.
One sick tweeter said after Shobna mention her last day, and the cupcakes she had provided for her cast-mates:
“Thank God d Paki’s leavin… Hate her.”
To which Shobna responded by retweeting his tweet to all of her 18,000 followers along with the comment: “Ok tweet ta dees hes all yours racist”.
Shobna’s Corrie character, Sunita, is a woman scorned after being dumped by her lover, Karl Munroe (John Mitchie) and is set to perish in the arson attack on the iconic Coronation Street pub next month along with another favourite character, who is yet to be revealed. She filmed her final scenes, along with fellow departing cast member Natalie Gumede who plays evil Kirsty Soames, earlier this week and was bombarded by praise and good wishes from her colleagues on the same site.
Kate Ford, who plays Tracy Barlow, tweeted: “@ShobnaGulati will never forget those early days when we shared a dressing room and the fun we had, remember the wall of shame ha.luv u.”
Catherine Tyldesley, who plays Eva Price, added: “I dont want @ShobnaGulati and @NatalieGumede to go 🙁 . The cobbles are totes emosh today :-(.”
Sally Dynevor, who plays Sally Webster, tweeted: “@ShobnaGulati love my beautiful cupcake . Will miss you so much . You are such an amazing woman . Go girl go . Xxxx.”
Georgia May Foote, who plays Katy Armstrong, added: “Sad day on the cobbles today, we say goodbye to two amazing ladies! @ShobnaGulati and @NatalieGumede ;(( x.”
Kym Lomas, the Street’s Michelle O’Connor, wrote: “It’s a sad day today at work @ShobnaGulati.”
Watch Shobna’s Loose Women appearance from last year in the clip below: