Multiple award-winning Ghanaian film director, Peter Sedufia has disclosed that actress, Rosemond Brown widely known as Akuapem Poloo played a role in the ‘Away Bus’ movie which was originally meant for Lydia Forson.
Debunking rumour that A list Ghanaian actresses, Yvonne Okoro and Lydia Forson refused to work with Akuapem Poloo, Peter Sedufia explained that the social media sensation joined after the actresses left set.
Speaking to MzGee, the ‘Keteke’ producer said Yvonne and Lydia left set due to clash of movie shoots and personal engagements contrary to speculations.
” The thing was that, Rosemond Brown came in after Lydia had left so the role that Lydia was supposed to play was what we gave to Rosemond Brown in the film”
“They didn’t leave because they were angry with anyone. What happened was that we were supposed to shoot earlier than the date we began shooting but certain casts were not ready and certaun things were also not ready so we had to move it forward and it had to clash with Okoro’s schedule”
“So she (Yvonne) was asking us to move it a bit forward so it could favour her but we couldn’t agree on that because of the time limit to the shoot. So she opted to be go and attend to her other business and return to set when she’s needed but we felt that was going to hold us back so we had a mutual understanding and she had to exit,” he explained
“With Lydia, she had to travel and it clashed with the date of the shoot and that couldn’t be changed so she also had to take her leave,”
“Lydia and I have worked on previous projects. She worked with Rosemond Brown on ‘Side Chic’ gang so there was no way she would refuse to work. So I don’t know where that rumour came from.” Peter Sedufia added
Peter Sedufia and Kofi Asamoah collaborated to produce the ‘Away Bus’ movie.
Some of the actors who featured in Away Bus were Mikki Osei Berko, John Dumelo, Tracey Boakye, Moesha Bodoung, Kalybos, Big Akwes, Salma Mumin, radio presenter, Abeiku Santana among others.