Shobna Gulati: 'I'm not as nice as Sunita'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 May 2012
Shobna Gulati

Shobna Gulati

Shobna Gulati does not think she is anything like her 'Coronation Street' character Sunita Alahan

Shobna Gulati claims she is nothing like her 'Coronation Street' alter-ego.

The 45-year-old actress - who plays Sunita Alahan in the ITV soap - admits many fans may be surprised by how little she is like her friendly character.

She said: "What would people be most surprised to know about me? That Sunita is really sweet and I'm not! They're writing bitchier storylines for her now, though - so maybe that side is going to come out."

Shobna - who has also had roles in 'Dinnerladies' and 'Where the Heart Is' - enjoys her time on the set of the Manchester soap, but admits she prefers the company of her female co-stars to the men.

She told Inside Soap magazine "My best friends on 'Corrie'? Kate Ford and Kym Marsh - all of the girls, really. The boys are a different kettle of fish, but girls rule!

"I've also been working a lot with Brooke Vincent, who plays Sophie, who's really grown up since I first joined the show. I've got to know her very well. You do make a lot of friends on 'Corrie'."

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