Victor Olaotan, Tinsel star, says it would require N10 million for him to feature in a movie.
In a recent interview with TheCable Lifestyle, the 64-year-old actor said the quality of scripting determines if he would participate in a movie project.
“To be in a movie now, you could offer me N10 million, that’s it. If you flash N10 million in my face I’m in your movie already”, said Olaotan.
“The script matters a lot. If the script is wushy-washy, we will rewrite it on set”, he added.
The veteran actor noted that he does not trust the Nigerian government to handle the development of Nollywood.
“Nollywood needs orderliness, it needs a union, leadership, funding and government backing. I don’t trust the government to handle Nollywood well at least not right now.
“There are no signs for that but I believe in the nearest future.”
The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) graduate added that “change” is not in Nigeria’s horizon at the moment.
He said that even though movies are meant to have an effect on the society, little has changed despite series of thought-provoking films that have been produced.
“There is no change anywhere, Oloibiri is just telling a story. We have heard so many stories and not much changed about the way we think and what we do.
“They have told the story of Ken Saro Wiwa and other people, those kinds of stories should have changed our lives but not much changed but I don’t foresee a significant change.
“Movies are just to tell a story. There is a drama that followed crude oil being discovered in the Niger Delta and this movie is telling some of those dramas.”
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