Rana, an old uni friend of Alya’s, will set Zeedan’s heart fluttering when she arrives in Weatherfield in February to pay Alya a visit.
It’s not long before Rana’s got herself a job at the medical centre and while many of the street’s residents have got their eyes on Rana it seems she’s got her sights firmly set on Alya’s brother Zeedan.
Rana will be played by Lancashire born actress Bhavna Limbachia who’s previously had roles in Citizen Khan and Cuffs.
She’ll first appear on our screens on Friday 19th February and as these first on set pictures show she’s sure to make an impression.
Producer Stuart Blackburn said: “Rana is sharp, funny, utterly gorgeous and not a little manipulative. She’s a girl who likes to get her own way and when she sets her sights on something, or someone … well, Zeedan better have his wits about him!”
Talking about her new role Bhavna said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the show. Being a proud Northerner – it’s a dream come true!”