Saturday, 25 November 2017

Antar Laniyan warn upcoming Actor over Romance

- Nollywood veteran actor, Antar Laniyan, berates the decadence in Nollywood googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-1489746201402-0") }); - He talks about ladies play games to get movie roles and how he deals with such ladies- Antar as he is fondly called is nown to be a no-nonsense man especially when he is at workIt is a general notion that some actresses play games with the directors or producers in order to get movie roles. But while many producers and directors see this as a norm, there is an actor that will rather embarrass any actress that try anything funny with him in order to get favour or movie role.Any time, any day, veteran Nollywood actor Antar Laniyan comes across as a no-nonsense man but what many are not aware of is the fact that actresses are scared on him especially when on location.
If you want to go far as an actor, don’t put romance with women - Antar LaniyanIt is a general knowledge among actors that you don’t mess with while shooting. He is seen as being stern such that some don’t even know he has a softer side.The prolific actor who also works as a movie director recently revealed why he does not give room to women and romance while working.He said: “If you are disciplined and you don’t put romance with women first as an actor, you would go far. If you believe that as an actor, you don’t need women all around you, then you would remain relevant because you would concentrate on your craft. I directed Super Story for about 10 years but no woman entered my room in the camp. You can ask Wale Adenuga himself. There were amorous advances from women but I shunned them. I am feared while on set. As a lady, you cannot see me and have the courage to approach me with your amorous advances. People would even tell you not to try it with me; they would advice the ladies not to wink at me because I would just slap them. It is not that I am wicked but I want my cast and crew members to do what is expected of them. You don’t have to give me anything to gain what you do not deserve. Use your talent and let me acknowledge that you are good at your work. You don’t have to bribe me with your body
He went further on how he instills discipline while on set. He said:“When I am working, I let discipline guide me. I don’t care if you are befriending the producer; but as a director, I want a disciplined actor in front of me. I do not go to the location to wine and dine; instead I go to work. When it comes to working, I am like a man that goes to the war front with the mindset of winning the war. If I don’t face my work squarely, it is the same people that are commending me that would condemn me and I don’t want that. I want to be an evergreen actor. Look at the likes of Oga Bello and Prince Jide Kosoko, they started in 1964 and they are still relevant today. At the time they started, I was just a year old.”But despite his high handedness on set, Antar Laniyan has a softer side to him but that you can see when he is at home with his family. He said his wife is his number one critic when he does not play a romantic role realistically.“My wife knows who I am to the extent that if I do not romance a woman properly in a play, she would ask me why I did not kiss her well. I have always had her support and that has given me the guts to go to any length in a romantic scene." googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-1489747139638-0") }); But his family life is not all about his wife, he also poke of his relationship with his sons. He said:“If I give you any of my son’s phone number, he would tell you that I am his best friend in the house. I have two boys but when I get home, we all play like three boys in the house. My sons see me more as a friend; in fact, when they were still toddlers, I used to call them best friends. I have never flogged my children. I am fortunate to have good children who listen to us. Their mother is the tough one; she is the one with the iron hand.” Can we have many disciplined actors like ANtar Laniyan in Nollywood? Maybe it will bring sanity to the industry.

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