Entertainment of Tuesday, 10 March 2015
A source close to Ghbase.com has disclosed that the celebrated comic actor, Richard Asante, popularly known as Kalybos was arrested in China some weeks ago for breaking one of their laws.
The source said he was taken to the police station where his offence was made known to him. But then, he was not the only one arrested, his manager and producer for the Boys Kasa skits was also arrested for the same offence.
Ghbase.com placed a phone call to Kofi Asamoah, who doubles as manager and producer of Kalybos and he confirmed the arrest. “Yes, it’s indeed true, we never expected this piece of news to be exposed like this, but then, the good news is that, it was not for any criminal offence like stealing or anything.”
He further revealed: “You know we’ve shot our first ever movie and we shot some of the scenes in China, and it was during one of our shots at a particular location, that Kalybos and I got arrested.
“Our offence was that, we did not have an escort and per the regulations they have for visitors, we had not taken the necessary action. We had the permit to shoot alright, but there was a festival ongoing at this particular location and we wanted to shoot something with it, and that was when the police came in simply because we did not have a Chinese escort.”
Ghbase.com also asked him if Kalybos was kept in cells and he said they were released after some few minutes of explaining everything to the police.
Kofi Asamoah further mentioned “it will be interesting to know that, the Chinese people loved Kalybos and we are sealing a deal there anytime very soon.”
Kalybos’s first ever movie “Kalybos In China” which was shot in Dubai, China and Ghana is set to be premiered on April 3, 2015 at the Silverbird Cinemas.