sacked uk pakistani actor sorry for india twitter madness
Last Updated : GMT 12:45:25
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice
Last Updated : GMT 12:45:25
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice

Sacked UK Pakistani actor sorry for India Twitter 'madness'

Emiratesvoice, emirates voice

Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Sacked UK Pakistani actor sorry for India Twitter 'madness'

Pakistan-born British actor Marc Anwar
London - AFP

A Pakistan-born UK actor apologised Monday for using "unacceptable language" about Indians, which saw him fired from Britain's most popular TV soap.

Marc Anwar, 45, joined "Coronation Street", the world's longest-running TV soap opera, in 2014 as a member of the show's first Muslim family.

But he was sacked from the show after the Sunday Mirror newspaper published screenshots from his private Twitter account, which hit out at India over the Kashmir dispute.

"Indians killing our Kashmir brothers and sisters," he wrote.

He called Indians "b*****ds" and used other insulting terms.

"I would like to offer my sincerest apologies to anyone that I may have offended with my tweets on Friday evening, and especially people from India," he said in a video he uploaded to YouTube on Monday.

"This was never my intention. The language was unacceptable. I feel I've let a lot of people down: my family, my friends and my former colleagues.

"This I again very sincerely apologise for.

"On Friday evening I saw, on the news, children being pulled out of rubble, people being pelted with pellets, women mourning their dead in Kashmir.

"This upset me very deeply and in a moment of madness I ranted out. I vented my anger.

"My feelings were very sincere for the people of Kashmir," he said.

"I hope that everyone that I have offended can find it in their hearts to forgive me."

His character, love cheat gym boss Sharif Nazir, will still appear in scenes that have already been filmed for upcoming episodes.

The actor has appeared in Hollywood films including "Captain Phillips" and "51st State".

"Coronation Street", which began in 1960, became the longest-running soap opera in the world in 2010.

Set in a fictional suburb of Manchester in northwest England, it remains one of Britain's most-watched programmes with around eight million viewers.

Guest stars have included Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

sacked uk pakistani actor sorry for india twitter madness sacked uk pakistani actor sorry for india twitter madness

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

sacked uk pakistani actor sorry for india twitter madness sacked uk pakistani actor sorry for india twitter madness

 



Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017

GMT 08:36 2018 Monday ,22 January

Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way

GMT 10:28 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 12:12 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Five Saudi women pilots granted GACA licences

GMT 15:04 2018 Thursday ,30 August

Five Saudi women pilots granted GACA licences
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Turkey detains dozens more

GMT 10:11 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

Turkey detains dozens more

GMT 19:57 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Farm-fresh from Kerala to the UAE, in just one day

GMT 09:54 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

'Friendly and kind' N. Korean skaters

GMT 19:17 2017 Wednesday ,31 May

Man fined Dh14,000 for liking Facebook post

GMT 13:35 2017 Sunday ,17 December

Two rookie astronauts, cosmonaut blast off to ISS

GMT 12:11 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Growing extremism, not Fayyad, is the problem

GMT 21:08 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Turkey in new assault on Kurdish militia

GMT 05:37 2018 Sunday ,14 January

Facebook move will play out

GMT 14:17 2018 Thursday ,11 January

California mudslides death toll reaches 15

GMT 13:36 2018 Tuesday ,09 January

Why online shopping sales are less on mobile apps

GMT 22:41 2018 Monday ,08 January

Gunmen kill 3 at cafe south of Cairo
 
 Emirates Voice Facebook,emirates voice facebook  Emirates Voice Twitter,emirates voice twitter Emirates Voice Rss,emirates voice rss  Emirates Voice Youtube,emirates voice youtube  Emirates Voice Youtube,emirates voice youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

emiratesvoieen emiratesvoiceen emiratesvoiceen emiratesvoiceen
emiratesvoice emiratesvoice emiratesvoice
emiratesvoice
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
emiratesvoice, Emiratesvoice, Emiratesvoice