Nov 25, 2017 – Antar Laniyan: I’ll Slap Any Lady Who Make Advances At Me On Set, I Need Their Talent Not Their Body
Nollywood actor Antar Laniyan has distanced himself from actors like Yomi Fabiyi and Yemi Solade who are currently involved in messy sexual harassment scandals.
In a new interview with The Entertainer, the actor cum director said he is an iron man anytime he is directing movies.
On his experience directing SuperStory for about 10 years, the actor said no lady can enter his room in the camp because he is feared while on set.
“I directed ‘SuperStory’ 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 advise 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.
“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.”
“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.”