Movie director and actor, Pascal Atuma may have drawn the ire of the Edo born Nollywood screen diva, Ruth Kadiri, over a comment credited to him, where he was quoted to have said that one has to be a prostitute or semi-prostitute to make it in the movie industry.
Atuma was speaking during an interview with The Cable lifestyle where he was said to have shocked movie practitioners, especially the female folk with the statement that is currently raising dusts.
The movie director had said: “If you are not a full-time or semi-prostitute, you will not or may not make in Nollywood, Our ladies are using what they have to get what they want. Even some of the guys who can use their a**** are the ones making it in Nollywood.”
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Atuma said Nollywood is “controlled by pimps” that upcoming actors and filmmakers should not be deceived by the glamorous lifestyles they seem from outside and on social media’s.
Reacting to Pascal’s statement, Ruth Kadiri, a movie maker and also an actress, said she had worked hard over the years to be placed into a general category and insulted by a practitioner.
Kadiri Ruth who took to her Instagram account to condemn what she described as a “reckless” statement from the director queried how a practitioner would make a general statement and tagged everyone as prostitutes.
The beautiful Nollywood Actress then said “I do not sleep with men for money or lifestyle. I feel offended. I am an actress and a movie producer. I am successful and I am not a prostitute. If Mr Pascal has nothing to say, he should stop granting interview ”…..
The nollywood actress Ruth Kadiri also added:
that “ slamming us all and generalizing based on the lifestyle of a few was very wrong. ”