Shobna Gulati quits Corrie

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 October 2012
Shobna Gulati

Shobna Gulati

Shobna Gulati will finish playing Sunita Alahan in 'Coronation Street' next year as she wants to focus on her comedy writing career

Shobna Gulati has quit 'Coronation Street'.

The 46-year-old actress - who play Sunita Alahan in the ITV soap - has been on and off the soap since 2001, but has decided to focus on a future in comedy writing instead of acting.

She said: "I have loved playing Sunita but, having played the role originally from 2001 to 2005 and then returning to 'Corrie' four years ago, I really feel the time has come for me to focus on other aspects of my career.

"I had always told myself I would see my son through school and I have done that. Comedy writing has long been a passion of mine and the commitment to a show like 'Corrie' is huge and doesn't really leave enough time to concentrate on other projects. I'd love to be able to combine my writing and acting career in the future."

Shobna will continue to be on the soap until next year, and confesses she will miss the character she has played for over 10 years.

She added: "Playing Sunita has been a fabulous opportunity. I've thoroughly enjoyed her journey and am looking forward with excitement to her dramatic departure. I shall miss her. That said, I have made a host of friends cast and crew - friendships that will stay with me."

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