London, Sep 25: Pakistan-born “Coronation Street” actor Marc Anwar was sacked from the show for a racist comment against Indians on social media.
His statement comes after the recent attack on an Indian army camp in Uri, that killed 18 soldiers. India claimed that Pakistan was behind the attack, but Pakistan is denying all the claims.
Meanwhile, the Mumbai-based Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has sought a ban on Pakistani artists working in India.
Anwar, 45, who plays the role of Sharif Nazir in the British TV show, referred to Indians as ‘b******s’ and ‘p*ss-drinking c**ts’ on Twitter, reports mirror.co.uk.
On his account, he also wrote: ‘Why the f*** do Pakistani artists want to work in f***face India? Do you love money so much?”
He followed that up by tweeting an image of a clenched fist before adding: “Ban #india movies in #PakistanisLeaveIndia. B*****ds p**s drinking #c**ts.
He also targeted Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. In another post, he slammed India and called on Pakistanis to leave it. On Saturday, the actor deleted two of his most offensive tweets, which caused widespread shock.
His comments have been deemed “unacceptable” by an ITV (commercial TV network) spokesman.
“We are deeply shocked by the entirely unacceptable, racially offensive comments made on Twitter by Marc Anwar. We have talked to the actor and, as a consequence of his comments, he will not be returning to ‘Coronation Street’ with immediate effect,” the spokesman said.
Anwar started working in “Coronation Street” in 2014 to play the role of Kal’s (Jimi Mistry) father in what was the first Muslim family on the show.
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