Coronation Street won't be investigated over Rana's death after more than 200 complaints

CORONATION Street won't be investigated over Rana's death after more than 200 viewers complained to OFCOM.

The media regulator received 236 complaints after Rana – played by Bhavna Limbachia – died in the shocking factory collapse just hours before her wedding to girlfriend Kate Connor.

Some viewers claimed the storyline was harmful to the LGBT+ community by enforcing the belief that gay relationships end in tragedy.

However, OFCOM have decided not to investigate the complaints.

A spokesman said: "We considered complaints that this storyline negatively portrayed gay relationships.

"In our view, the untimely death of the character was typical of this soap's dramatic plotlines and would not have exceeded most viewers' expectations."

The scenes – which saw Rana pass away in Kate's arms after she was crushed by scaffolding – aired on March 18.

Bhavna has previously said she asked for her character to be killed off so she could bow out of the show in a fitting way. She says she never wanted to offend the LGBT+ community.

The actress said: "My decision to leave and be killed off was never meant to offend the LGBT+ community.

"It was made in the same way I've tried to portray the character throughout the years, and that's with truth and integrity.

"My decision to leave and have her killed off was made with the decision of two people being in love and their love being pure, regardless of their age, their gender, their sexuality, their religion.

"So the intention was never to offend the LGBT community.

"It was purely for two people being in love.

"I guess it was modern-day Romeo and Juliet, or a Juliet and Juliet love story."


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