Bongani Fassie wants a film about his mother’s life to go ahead

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Bongani Fassie is sure that a biopic about his mom’s life will proceed, regardless of Chicco Twala securing a court interdict preventing producers from taking a shot at the film.

The interdict means that producers of the film, including Bongani, are barred from promoting or trying out for roles on the film, while also ending all pre-production on the project.

The film has started controversy after Chicco claimed he held the rights to any film about Brenda’s life and would battle the film’s production and release.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Bongani’s manager Vaughn Eaton said the artist had been guided to not challenge the interdict, so that the matter of rights to the film could be settled.

“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.”

Chicco said to TshisaLIVE that he just needed to have a say in the way Brenda and others are portrayed in the film and was planning to work with producers.

“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.”

Despite this, Vaughn said Chicco would have no part in the film.

“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.”

The issue is set to be heard in the North Gauteng High Court this week.

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