India abuse axe on actor

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Marc Anwar

London, Sept. 25 (PTI): Pakistan-born actor Marc Anwar has been fired from Coronation Street after allegedly posting “racially offensive” tweets about Indians on the Kashmir issue, British media reported today.

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ITV said Marc, 45, who joined the long-running soap as Sharif Nazir in February 2014, would not be returning to the show “with immediate effect”.

The actor was dismissed after the Sunday Mirror informed the ITV network bosses about his tweets.

Mirror published a screenshot of the alleged tweets, attacking India and calling for Pakistani actors to stop working in the country. The tweets use abusive language to refer to Indians.

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The paper also quoted an official statement from ITV. “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,” the statement read.

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