Within the week, some pictures of Second Lady Samira Bawumia and some stars of popular Indian Soap Opera, Kumkum Bhagya went viral when the she was in India.
When the video spread, many Ghanaians and some top guns in the entertainment industry chastised the second lady for ‘endorsing’ the Indian Telenovela at the detriment of local movies with her move.
In a quick rebuttal, Samira Bawumia has cleared the air over the allegations leveled against her. In a Facebook post, the Second Lady indicated that she met up with some of the big names in India’s entertainment industry to discuss a possible collaboration with Ghana to support the growing movie industry in the country.
Samira Bawumia was in India to speak at an International Conference on Women Trafficking in Mumbai, which was hosted by the Maharashtra State Commission for Women and the International Justice Mission. She then took a detour to meet with the notable entertainment icons in the country which included some cast of the popular series “Kumkum Bhagya”
See Samira Bawumia's Facebook post below:
The second lady came under a barrage of criticism for promoting foreign content when a picture of her and an actress in the series hit social media. Chief among her critics was Ola Michael, a movie maker in the local movie industry.
He chastised Samira Bawumia in a sarcastic way and advised all those fighting for the Indian Telenovela to be taken off Ghanaian screens to give up because the government had given the program its blessing.
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