- Tony Kgoroge returns to TV screens as Ngcolosi on ‘Imbewu’ after replacing another actor
- The actor is very involved in the production of TV shows and movies both locally and internationally
- He also has opened up about his thoughts on the current state of SA’s film industry and where the problem areas are
Tony Kgoroge had some big shoes to fill when he joined ‘Imbewu’ to replace Mpumelelo Bhulose, but fans are slowly warming to him.
It is difficult for any actor to join a new cast for a show but to take over from another can be pretty daunting, but the seasoned actor makes it look easy.
Tony has taken the role of Zimele ‘Ngcolosi’ Bhengu, but he has insisted that he will do his own take of the character because he can’t play Ngcolosi the same way Mpumelelo did.
While the character has already been introduced to the storyline, Tony has said that he will be a continuation of the character instead of trying to act in the same manner as his predecessor.
Briefly.co.za learned that Tony could not pass up the opportunity to work with Anant Singh and Duma kaNdlovu, so when he got the call, he jumped for it.
TimesLIVE reports that the actor has been off screens for a little bit, but he is glad that he has the chance to come back and especially since he will be working with such respected people in the industry.
Tony has not had much time to get in front of the camera as he has been to busy behind the scenes working on international projects as well as being the president of Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa.
As the president, he is responsible in starting conversations that can help the industry grow and his experience with overseas productions is a valuable resource.
In comparison with the international market, Tony feels that South Africa has a very long way to go before we can compete on the same level.
One of the things he noticed during his travels is that the local budgets are significantly smaller and also Mzansi is under pressure to produce as many productions as they can in the shortest amount possible.
Tony also felt that it is a shame that the South African film industry is so far behind because there is no shortage of talent, only a shortage of opportunities due to funding.
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