Kate and Rana mutually propose
THE LOVEBIRDS HAVE THE SAME SURPRISE LINED UP…
There are tears of joy in Weatherfield this week – as Kate and Rana reunite, and propose to one another.
Things were fraught when Rana left to go on a cruise with her homophobic mum, hoping they could rebuild their damaged relationship following her dad’s sudden death. Kate was heartbroken and tried to stop Rana going, but gave her blessing when she realised just how much it meant to her girlfriend to mend fences with her family. Their time apart has made both girls recognise just how much they mean to each other, and that they want to spend the rest of their lives together.
“I was really emotional when I first read the script, I texted Faye [Brookes, aka Kate] to tell her I cried!” enthuses Bhavna Limbachia, who plays Rana. “Kate and Rana have had so many hardships in their lives, and they’ve lost loved ones, which has brought them closer together. Having time apart
Kate and Rana have had a lot of hardships in their lives…”
has made Rana realise she just wants to get back and cement her relationship with Kate.”
What she doesn’t know is that Kate has the same idea. She intends to greet Rana at the port when the cruise ship docks, and pop the question. Unfortunately for her, Rana arrives early and rushes to the Rovers to surprise Kate. But with the help of Johnny and Jenny, the girls are eventually reunited for their big moment.
“Rana returns early to surprise Kate, but Kate wants to surprise Rana,” laughs Bhavna. “There’s a lovely moment when Rana asks Johnny for permission to marry Kate and he is over the moon. I love how Jenny and Johnny are in on the secret!”
What’s no surprise is that the girls say yes to each other – and it’s a beautifully romantic moment for them both.
“When Faye and I came to film it, we both got teary,” says Bhavna. “This is the peak of their relationship and makes them feel confident, knowing they are on the same page.”
We can’t imagine Rana’s mum Saira will be too pleased, but she’ll need to get on board with the upcoming wedding. What sort of occasion will it be?
“I think it will be important for both of them to have their identities put together,” muses Bhavna. “It’s powerful to say that it doesn’t matter where you are from, love is love.”
Engaged! Kate and Rana ring each other at the same time
Are there brighter days ahead for the cobbles soulmates?