Brenda Fassie’s son Bongai has noted that the production of his late mother’s biopic will continue, despite the fact that music producer Chicco Twala secured a court interdict, preventing producers from working on the film.
According to TimesLive, Chicco, who worked with the late legend, insists he owns the rights to any production about the her life, and with the interdict he has gotten, it means that ” producers of the film, including Bongani, are barred from promoting or auditioning for roles on the film, while also halting all pre-production on the project.”
However, Bongai wants the film about his mother’s life made. And speaking with TimesLives, his manager, Vaughn Eaton, said Bongai has been adviced to not fight the interdict so that the rights issues could be amicably resolved.
“He is not upset by the interdict. The issues of rights needs to be resolved as soon as possible. Bongani is confident this will be resolved this week and we can go ahead with production,” Eaton said.
Meanwhile, Chicco spoke with the media house, saying that he only wanted to have a say in the biopic. “I have always maintained that we should work together. We need to talk. It is not my intention to sideline them, they are sidelining me,” he said.
Will this conflict be eventually resolved?
Bongai’s manager said this: “We are not going to include Chicco in the film. Not at all. We simply want the matter of rights and ownership of the film to be resolved.”
TimesLive adds that the matter is set to be heard in the North Gauteng High Court this week.