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'Coronation Street' star Shobna Gulati: 'I'd love to work with my son'

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Coronation Street star Shobna Gulati has revealed that she would like to act alongside her son in the future.

The 46-year-old filmed her final soap scenes as Sunita Alahan last month, but is expected to remain on screen until April.

Coronation Street: Shobna Gulati as Sunita Alahan

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Shobna Gulati



Gulati's son Akshay, 18, is also pursuing acting as a career and has recently been busy auditioning for drama schools.

Asked whether she would like to work on a project with him, Gulati replied: "I'd love to! But I've never pushed him - they just do their own thing, don't they? I've always said that whatever path he chooses, I'm there.

"Do I offer him advice? Well, he offers me notes - that's how it works! He says, 'I don't know why you can't learn these lines, because I know them!' He's got a photographic memory."

8081: Sunita tells Dev how she regrets cheating on him and Dev admits he still loves her

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Shobna with co-star Jimmi Harkishin in Corrie



Gulati added that she would be delighted if Akshay followed in her footsteps by landing a role on Coronation Street one day.

She laughed: "If he did, it'd be brilliant for him. I'd like to see him learn his lines and get up at the crack of dawn!

"He's already been in the show once before, as he was Dev's non-speaking nephew in my wedding. He rode a horse - he was the only one brave enough to get on the horse with Jimmi Harkishin!"

Coronation Street airs dramatic scenes for Sunita on Monday (March 18) as she finds herself trapped in the Rovers Return when it goes up in flames.

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