DEV Alahan is set to discover his daughter Asha’s secret body issue in Coronation Street next week which will lead to an emotional showdown between father and daughter.
As the week kicks off, it becomes obvious that Asha – played by Tanisha Gorey in the ITV soap – has a crush on a lad named Riley from school.
Dev Alahan is set to discover his daughter Asha’s secret body issue in Coronation Street next week which will lead to an emotional showdown between father and daughter[/caption]
And – desperate to buy herself more skin-lightening cream when he asks to meet her after rehearsals – Asha steals Dev’s credit card.
Asha and Riley go on a date, but when he accidentally brushes her arm, causing her skin to bleed, she’s mortified and rushes home.
Meanwhile, Mary Taylor discovers that Asha has stolen Dev’s card. When Dev confronts her about it, she says she used it to buy make-up. Furious, Dev grounds her.
Things come to a head for Asha when, at rehearsals, she’s confronted by Pastal-Blue who launches herself at the teen, accusing her of stealing her boyfriend.
Dev – Jimmi Harkishin – is stunned when he hears about Asha’s crisis of confidencE[/caption]
She calls Asha rank and ugly, leaving her crushed and humiliated.
At home, Dev – Jimmi Harkishin – is stunned when he hears from Mary about Asha’s crisis of confidence. When a parcel arrives in Asha’s name, Dev opens it and is horrified to discover the skin lightening cream.
He orders his daughter to roll up her sleeves and is floored when he sees Asha’s red raw and bleeding skin.
Dev rips down the posters of Bollywood stars that Asha has on her walls and asserts that nobody looks like that in real life.
Later, Mary discovers that Asha has taken her things and gone.
Asha used Dev’s credit cards[/caption]
Meanwhile Asha tells Amy that she’s leaving, while Amy secretly texts Liz McDonald who offers Asha a sympathetic ear.
She assures her that Dev loves her while Asha confesses that she hates the way she looks.
Can Liz convince Dev and Asha to talk through her problems?
It was revealed by The Sun Online back in June that Asha would turn to illegal skin bleaching creams.
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A show source told The Sun on Sunday: “In the coming months Asha will return from India and decide that she doesn’t want to be Indian any more.
“She begins bleaching her skin in secret with a cream she has brought home from India. She will then start buying it online. We will see her dealing with the negative effects of her choice as time goes on, though fans will have to wait to see how high a price she pays.”
The source added: “The Corrie bosses felt that this was a really important issue to highlight, as it is one that has become increasingly prominent.
“Many youngsters do resort to experimenting with these creams, without being aware of the risks involved.”
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