Actress Tanisha Gorey, who plays Asha Alahan in Coronation Street, has been praised for her character’s skin bleaching storyline.
Since returning from her trip to India, Asha has been using skin lightening cream.
However the cream has left Asha with bad burns and in Friday’s episodes (October 4 2019) Asha’s dad, Dev, discovered she had been using the cream.
After he tore her posters down in a fit of rage, Asha went to run away but was stopped by friend Amy Barlow’s grandmother, Liz McDonald.
Liz made Asha realise her dad was worried about her and cared about her, but she also paid Dev a visit and told him he needed to listen to Asha.
Asha came home and told Dev how she believed she was ugly and hated what she saw when she looked in the mirror.
The teen explained how everyone uses the cream and although it hurts and burns her, she feels it’s worth it to get lighter skin.
She also believed that having lighter skin would mean she would be more successful.
Viewers have praised the young actress for her performance.
— Johnathon (@soapwikijohn) October 6, 2019
RT DuncanLindsay: Tanisha Gorey is brilliant. This storyline has been one of #Corrie's standouts this year.
— Follow me guys! (@hadjley) October 4, 2019
— Holly Welch (@HollyWe16626271) October 4, 2019
Asha in Corrie what a powerful, emotive scene I felt goosebumps. #Corrie
— Andi5008 (@Andi5008) October 5, 2019
— Carolyn Lowry (@caz_lowry) October 4, 2019
— iz x (@fayesangel) October 4, 2019
Tanisha Gorey is doing incredible with this storyline such a rising little star aww #Corrie xx
— Michelle💕 (@mishybabez_) October 4, 2019
The actress playing Asha is excellent. Better than Dev, dare I say. #corrie
— Roz Laws (@rozlaws) October 4, 2019
As Dev takes Asha to the doctors and she’s advised to have counselling, is she on the road to beating her demons?
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.
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