Public denials by actor Agya Koo that he did not show his naked buttocks in the movie ‘Okomfo Anokye’ have raised doubts about his honesty, as it has become evident that indeed he showed his nakedness.
After NEWS-ONE broke the story last Monday that the paper had received photographs that showed the uncovered buttocks and sex organs of Agya Koo while playing the lead role in ‘Okomfo Anokye’, the actor told Okay FM in Accra and other radio stations that he had never done such a thing.
But the movie’s producer, Paul Adjei, Chief Executive of Paul Gee Productions, on Tuesday told NEWS-ONE that indeed Agya Koo actually stripped to show his nakedness in the movie.
“I am surprised Agya Koo is talking this way. I know he is a big actor and so may be embarrassed by the way the media carried the story and also because he himself has publicly criticized actors who act nude roles.
“But the truth is that the buttocks belong to Agya Koo. They are his buttocks and he should not deny it. There is a difference here because Agya Koo was not showing his buttocks to play a sex scene or do something immoral. He was showing his buttocks to portray what Okomfo Anokye actually did when he got to the river and wanted to take a bath. I heard him on radio saying that his buttocks are more soft and flexible than what was shown in the movie. He should come and tell us whose buttocks it is then? Is it my buttocks? When he received the script and agreed to play the role, he returned to charge an extra GH¢1000 before he played that role. I paid him for the role he played and it is his buttocks,” Paul Adjei, popularly known as ‘Paul Gee’, told NEWS-ONE.
Meanwhile, Agya Koo, speaking in an interview with Okay FM, stated, “When it got to the part where I had to expose my genitals, I told the production team that I won’t play that role. I made it clear to them that I had led a demonstration against people who have acted nude so I simply cannot do it…it became a debate between I and the team but I told them I won’t do it.
“What they did was that they paid monies to one guy by name Philip and he played that role. They edited that part using my face to my waist and added his buttocks to legs to look like me”.
However, Paul Gee responded: “It is not true. Agya Koo should not talk this way. If the movie happens to win an award for that role, would he turn round and say he now owns the buttocks? I have done several movies with him and they have won him awards. Agya Koo should be bold enough to take responsibility and explain that he showed his buttocks for a good cause but not to promote immorality.”
The movie, ‘Okomfo Anokye’, was released just before the Easter holidays and has already been invited for the 66th Cannes Film Festival in France.