Veteran actor Pete Edochie has come out to address a pressing issue as it concerns his involvement in a yet-to-be-released Nollywood movie which is sponsored by the Nigerian army.
According to Sahara Reporters, the respected thespian claimed that he has received threats to his life over his role in the film which is aimed at depicting the Islamic Movement in the country as a terrorist group.
The same media reported that the film titled Fatal Arrogance was shot in Enugu state and produced by Anosike Kingsley Orji.
Edochie was said to have featured in a role that required him putting on an outfit which made him appear like Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the IMN, who has been in detention since December 2015.
Personally addressing the issue in the 12-minute long clip, Edochie noted that he only played an insignificant role in the movie and as such is not entirely aware of what the whole film is about.
In the same vein, the respected actor noted that those who hold grievances against the movie have not even gotten a complete idea of what it is about since it has not been released for commercial consumption.
Edochie noted that if the IMN should lodge a complaint with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and he requests for a copy of the film, they would not be able to do so since it is not yet in circulation.
“I don’t understand what the IMN is driving at. The film over which I was threatened is not even out, it has not been edited, the production is not complete.
“If they have complained to the Inspector-General of Police, and the IGP says give me a copy of the film, what are we going to do because the film is not in existence yet, it is not in circulation,” Edochie said.
CANDIIDONLINE recalls that Islamic group, Shiites, told the IGP that a Nollywood movie titled Fatal Arrogance portrays them in a bad light and should be stopped.
The movie featured veteran actor Pete Edochie and actress Destiny Etiko.
The Islamic group urged movie producers to be careful so that they are not used against the oppressed in society.