Shobna Gulati makes Loose Women debut

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 March 2013
Shobna Gulati

Shobna Gulati

Shobna Gulati made her debut as a panellist on ITV talk show 'Loose Women' today (13.03.13), where she reflected on her time as Sunita Alahan in 'Coronation Street' and hinted at her character's death

Shobna Gulati made her debut on 'Loose Women' today (13.03.13).

The 46-year-old actress joined in topical chats alongside Janet Street-Porter, Andrea McLean and Sherrie Hewson today as one of the show's new panellists following her departure from 'Coronation Street' - in which she played Sunita Alahan for 12 years.

Shobna started the programme by reflecting on her alter-ego's relationship with on/off husband Dev Alahan (Jimmi Harkishin), joking the pair are actually married in real life after their on-screen ceremony.

She said: "I've been married once unbelievably. We had our divorce, but [Dev] keeps asking me [to marry him again] see - that's the thing that's confusing.

"We have only been married once, but I have to say I am actually married to Jimmi in real life - not by choice!

"It wasn't arranged either. It was that the priest who married us on the day of the wedding - he married us with real vows and it was all blessed and everything. So it could be completely real."

Shobna also revealed the manoeuvres and stunts in Sunita's dramatic final scenes in Weatherfield's Rovers Return pub, which is to be set alight by a mystery arsonist next week, resemble Bruce Willis' action film 'Die Hard 3'.

She continued: "It's a bit like 'Die Hard 3' - she starts in one part of the Rovers and then she manages to tackle that bit and then she gets to another part and she manages to tackle that bit, then she just is in the Rovers itself and everything is going up, including Betty's picture. Everything's burning up."

However, the raven-haired beauty remained tight-lipped about how Sunita will die, only confirming she doesn't pass away during the actual incident.

She quipped: "I'm not burned to a cinder in the fire, completely. I die as a consequence of the fire. But I can't tell you how I die."

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