Jimi Mistry promises Coronation Street 'fireworks'

Actor Jimi Mistry has hinted things will go horribly wrong when Leanne Tilsley is introduced to Kal Nazir's mother on 'Coronation Street'

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Jimi Mistry

Jimi Mistry

Jimi Mistry claims there will be drama when Leanne Tilsley meets Kal Nazir's mother in 'Coronation Street'.

The actor has revealed "fireworks" are definitely in store when fitness instructor Kal introduces his new girlfriend Leanne (Jane Danson) to his mother Yasmeen and her dodgy past as a prostitute is exposed.

Speaking on ITV show 'This Morning', Jimi explained: "He's aware of it - she's worked on the streets but that gives her a fire, that's her character. The old Leanne Battersby was a real character back in the day. I think Kal accepts that, but the family is a different thing.

"I'm trying to get approval from [Yasmeen] for Leanne, and then this revelation comes out through Nick. It's not the best start, put it that way - there's fireworks!"

The ITV soap newcomer also said that Kal's relationship with his teenage children Alya and Zeedan will play a major part in his storylines over the next few months.

He said: "I've got an interesting relationship with both Alya and my son, who will be starting later on. I was away a lot when they were being brought up - I was in the army, so we have this estranged sort of relationship.

"I'm always very cautious about how she'll accept Leanne. [She seems] to accept that, which is a real nice thing for Kal but then of course there's going to be this whole other stuff."

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