Actor who got burnt on set is unscathed, not hospitalized, says director
Nollywood actor, Ani Iyoho, who was reported to have sustained serious fire injuries in a fire stunt said to have gone bad, on the set of a movie shoot, Behind the Wheels, has been confirmed healthy and unscathed. The actor, who was said to have been badly burnt when the fire stunt got out of control, was contracted to do the fire stunt which went well without a fire outbreak as earlier reported. Addressing the media on the sad misunderstanding the video which has gone viral on the internet may have caused, the movie director, Stanley Ohikhuare set the record straight.
“Ani Iyoho was contacted to act in the movie and do the stunts. He signed a release form after confirming that every safety measure was in place. Measures include the provision of five working fire extinguishers, a water source which in this case was a stream nearby from where we pumped water, a fire blanket and absolute professional preparation for the stunt, using the recommended media. We set him on fire following strict professional guidelines” he stated. He went further to say “But contrary to several speculations that the he got burnt and that the stunt was a failure, we indeed succeeded at pulling it off and Ani Iyoho is here with us today, from very healthy. He was willingly in on this from the beginning. What we did was to activate that which is professionally referred to as Media Influence.”
By Rotimi Agbana