Producer threatens to arrest Tonto Dike
4/22/2012 4:10:18 PM -
Jumping from one set to another among movie stars has become a recurring decimal in Nollywood.
Just last year, an Onitsha based film production outfit, AMACO Investment Limited, owned by Solomon Apete dragged sultry actress Uche Ogbodo before the leadership of the industry, accusing her of a breach of contract and demanding the sum of 2 million Naira from her as a compensation.
However, while this ugly incident is yet to go down well in the industry, another case of abandoning set has erupted. This time, involving Tonto Dikeh and a notable producer based in Asaba.
HVP gathered that the controversial actress disappeared from the set since Monday, and has never bothered to show up till this moment.
Our source said, Tonto left the set, on the pretext that she was travelling to Lagos, only for her to resume work in another production.
As it stands now, the producer is said to have alerted the leadership of the Actors Guild of Nigeria(AGN), and he is threatening to get the actress arrested should she fails to return to his set latest this weekend.
'This is the height of indiscipline in Nollywood. Tonto claimed that she was travelling to Lagos and would be back on Tuesday. Only for her to join another production. We have reported the matter to the Secretary-General of AGN.
'Her absence has delayed the completion of our production which we started nine days ago. We are supposed to be rounding off this weekend but we can't. Tonto cannot disappear with all the money we have paid her.' an angry source fumed.
Directed by Nonso Ekene Okonkwo, Tonto is starring in the movie alongside Frank Atus, Queen Nwokoye, Oluchi Ukaku among other stars. The movie is titled ' Blood Rage.'