Few days back, before the highly anticipated film, Lion King was premiered, a photo of the casts involved in the film was shared on Twitter and it later got controversial.
The cast photo divided Twitter users as SA actor and producer, John Kani was absent on the photo, which led to a protest and unanswered questions.
However, the veteran explained himself saying:
“Please understand that some of these pictures are taken while I am in production in England and could not be available.”
Please understand that some of these pictures are taken while I am in production in England and could not be available.
— JohnKani (@JohnKani2) July 9, 2019
. Landed in JFK Mrs Kani and I were met at the door of the plane by airport officials taken through Diplomatic customs desk. Quick passport check and then taken to the connecting LA flight for the Lion King Red Carpet Premier. Wow I am getting used to this shit!!
— JohnKani (@JohnKani2) July 8, 2019
Kani will star as Botswana’s King Khama III in a new Hollywood film titled, Let My Country Be. He is expected to star alongside John Cleese and Stephen Fry in the film, which will tell the story of an African king who tours England in 1895 to confront Queen Victoria about his land being stolen.
CASTING NEWS: John Kani to star as Botswana’s King Khama III in new film
Dr. Kani will star opposite Hollywood/British greats, John Cleese and Stephen Fry, in the upcoming film titled Let My Country Be. pic.twitter.com/R6ZwIhLmXo
— Phil Mphela (@PhilMphela) July 9, 2019
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