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Pakistan-born actor sacked from British soap opera over ‘racist’ tweets about Indians

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London: A Pakistan-born actor has been removed from a British soap opera ‘Coronation Street’ after he allegedly posted “racially offensive” tweets against Indians.

Marc Anwar played the character of Sharif Nazir in the soap opera.

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He joined the soap opera in 2014.

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“The Pakistan-born actor – TV’s love cheat Sharif Nazir – branded Indians “b*****ds” and “p**s-drinking c**ts”,” mirror.co.uk reported.

Broadcaster ITV in a statement, which was quoted by the website, said: “We are deeply shocked by the entirely unacceptable, racially offensive comments made on Twitter by Marc Anwar.”

“We have talked to Marc and, as a consequence of his comments, he will not be returning to Coronation Street with immediate effect,” it said.

– India Blooms News Service

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