- Actress Vatiswa Ndara has spoken out about her recent open letter that's been attracting a lot of attention in the entertainment industry
- She admitted that she didn't think she'd get as much support from Mzansi
- Vatiswa also said she knew she was taking a risk by speaking up about the harshness of the industry
Vatiswa Ndara says she acknowledged the risks of her explosive letter when she took the decision to talk about the alleged exploitation in the entertainment industry, Briefly.co.za learnt from a short audio clip shared by TimesLIVE.
The actress admitted that she didn't expect the amount of support that she has been getting, and really appreciates it.
Vatiswa said that she went into this knowing she was taking a risk, and realised she might not work as an actor in South Africa again. She added that she's made peace with it.
"I've accepted it. I went into this knowing there's a high possibility of that happening."
Vatiswa said as creatives, entertainers have been pushed into a situation of accepting the exploitation of the industry.
She had asked Ferguson Films for R700 000 to play her role for the entire third season (they offered R110 000 before tax) and when she decided to not return to iGazi, she thought it was time for someone to speak out.
Her open letter to Arts & Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa, got tongues wagging when she accused Ferguson Films of exploitation.
The owners of the production company, Connie and Shona Ferguson, has since decided to take legal action against the actress.
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