Many Ghanaians especially filmmakers have spoken strongly against Adom TV’s Indian telenovela Kumkum Bagya which has been showing for months now.
Many have blamed it as one of the major reasons why the local movie industry is dying hence their plea to the government to stop TV stations from airing such products. When moviemakers are busily fighting against the influx of these foreign movies on our local TV channels, a picture, which has surfaced online, shows a person believed to be Samira Bawumia, wife of Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia in a pose with one of the casts of Kumkum Bagya.
This picture has caused the wrath of movie producer Ola Kwaku Michael who cannot fathom why Mrs Bawumia would take time off her busy schedule to take a photo with a cast of a movie Ghanaians are fighting against. In a Facebook post, the former FIPAG PRO sarcastically applauded the Second Lady for her action.
“Have your say. But stop fighting kumkum bagya. Its a lost battle! Well done 2nd lady. You are a great inspiration to the Ghana film industry.” he wrote.
Comments from some Ghanaians who have seen the picture say the lady in the picture is not Samira Bawumia and others also believe it is a Photoshop.