She is set to be kidnapped by her conservative parents in a bid to keep her lesbian romance a secret.
And it seems Coronation Street‘s Rana Nazir will be rescued by none other than her lover Kate, as they were spotted filming dramatic scenes for the ITV1 soap together in Manchester.
Faye Brookes, who plays Kate, was seen shooting with both Rana (Bhavna Limbachia) and her estranged husband Zeedan (Qasim Akhtar), who team up to stop Rana’s parents sending her to Pakistan for good.
Explosive: Coronation Street’s Rana Nazir looks set to be rescued by her lesbian lover Kate Connor as the duo were spotted filming scenes on location in Manchester last week
It was claimed last week that Rana will be sent away by her Muslim parents, who are desperate to keep her sexuality a secret.
After being told she needed to go and see a sick relative in Pakistan, Rana leaves with her parents clueless that her journey is actually one way.
Kate catches wind of the plan, and teams up with Zeedan and Rana’s brother Imran to stop her car before it reaches the airport.
Dramatic: Faye Brookes, who plays Kate, could be seen desperately trying to stop Rana’s car, as her family secretly plot to kidnap her and send her away to Pakistan
In danger? As Rana exited the car, it was revealed that her family were plotting to send her away from Weatherfield for good, in a bid to avoid her sexuality bringing shame on the family
Leave me alone: Rana’s brother Imran leads her to another car as her parents publicly disown her
Not all bad: Faye was spotted sharing a laugh with co-stars Bhavna Limbachia and Charlie De Melo as they wrapped up in a padded jackets for a break between scenes
I’m not going! Rana is seen tearfully being led to a car by Kate and Imran, as she struggles to decide whether to be with Kate or keep up the pretence that she is married to Zeedan
Filming the dramatic scenes, Kate can be seen running in front of Rana’s car as she attempts to reveal her family’s secret plot to her.
Kate and Imran then force Rana into a waiting taxi, as her parents, watching on in horror, publicly disown her.
This will follow a heart-to-heart – in scenes to air next week – which forces Rana and Kate to come to terms with their feelings for each other.
The romantic moment will come despite Rana previously agreeing to falsely continue a marriage to Zeedan so he could receive finance for his growing business.
Quick! Faye was also seen filming scenes outside a house, donning a stylish all-black look as she jumped out of a car
Still pals! Faye and Qasim Akhtar, who plays Zeedan, share a cuddle between takes
Getting on well: Faye has been a star on Corrie since 2015, while Qasim first appeared on the cherished ITV1 soap in 2014
What’s tickled you? Faye was also seen shooting scenes, when she appears to see Rana being led to car by her family
STOP! The Connor beauty was seen trying to stop the car as it drove away
Lurking: Playing the sleuth Kate could be seen watching from the bushes during one tense scene
However once Rana’s family catch wind of her growing feelings for Kate once again, they will take desperate measures to avoid shame bring brought on the family.
A soap insider told the Daily Star: ‘Rana’s family will do whatever it takes to stop their daughter bringing shame upon them – even if it means sending her away.
‘As she continues to defy her family they decide they have no choice but to send her away to Pakistan, she has no idea of their plan and is distraught when she realises what they’re up to.
‘It’s horrific for her and Kate can’t believe the lengths her family will go to in order to keep them apart.’
Let me go! Rana is tearfully led to the car by her brother, as Kate and Zeedan try to stop her being led away
Emotional: Rana broke down in tears as she was forced into the car, following the revelation that her family had tried to have her sent to Pakistan for good
Forcing on: Rana’s brother forces her into another car, as Zeedan and his grandmother can be seen arguing with the family in the background
Tense: As the cameras stopped rolling, the stars could be seen sharing a quiet moment as they prepared to film the next moments
Last week, Bhavna Limbachia, who plays Rana in the ITV1 soap, admitted both she and Faye Brookes (Kate) were ‘worried’ about viewers reaction to the lesbian storyline during an appearance on This Morning.
‘We were worried about the reaction and that people weren’t going to accept the idea about this new relationship,’ Faye admitted.
Speaking of the wholly positive reaction from viewers, Faye continued: ‘They’ve received it so well and I know that it’s only a positive thing and it can only get better.’
Bhavna admitted that she was approached with the story-line twenty months ago and was left surprised as her character was a ‘man-eater.’
We’re leaving! In another scene, Rana is being led away by her mother, as they try to avoid shame being brought on the family by her same-sex relationship
All it seems? Rana will reportedly be told by her family that she needs to go and see a sick relative in Pakistan, clueless that the trip is actually one-way
What’s next? It’s unclear whether this will lead Kate and Rana to move forward with their budding romance, after it was well-received by fans
Moving forward: Fans will have to wait and see whether Kate and Rana will be together, or if there is more heartache to come