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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Uche Ogbodo lands in trouble?

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Sultry actress, Uche Ogbo-do is in trouble and except a miracle happens, the Enugu State born screen diva may lose her licence and right to practice.

As you are reading this, the fate of the actress is in the verge of being decided by Nollywood heads of guilds namely, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Directors Guild of Nigeria and the Film and Video Producers and Marketers Association. The officials of these bodies are meeting soon to deliberate on a report brought against her by an Onitsha based film production outfit, AMACO Investment Limited.

The production outfit, Reliably gathered, reported the actress to the guilds’ heads following what it described as “the unruly behaviour of the actress” while on set. The company claimed that the actress’ actions caused a delay in the completion of its on-going production. The management therefore wants N2 million from the actress as a compensation.

Uche, a lead cast in the new movie currently being shot on locations in Awka, the Anambra State capital, according to our source, posed a big problem to the cast and crew on set.

“She is always disappearing on set to attend to her personal problems. And when she returns, she would keep everyone waiting for hours before appearing on set.

“And when she eventually arrives on set, she’d never showed any remorse for her actions.

“During the weekends, Uche would abandon set claiming that she was going to keep an appointment with an Embassy. She refuses to be controlled. Stardom has truly entered her head, ” an agonised source narrated.

For her alleged misconduct and delay, deadline for the completion of the movie which started production in September 6, according to our investigation, has been shifted on several occasions. Uche is playing the role of Titi in the yet to be completed movie, and she was paid the sum of N200,000 as her professional fee.

With things going sour between her and AMACO Investment, the latter is now seeking a N2 million compensation for her role in delaying the production of the movie.

When contacted during the week, AGN President, Segun Arinze confirmed the matter, adding that “the guild is investigating the allegation.

“ We are also looking into the actress’ allegation that she was beaten up by the producer while on set”, Mr. Arinze added.

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