By Ben Njoku
Notable Ghanaian actor, Van Vicker, who recently was crowned with a Goodwill Ambassador Role with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, following his role in helping to alleviate the pain of the earthquake victims in Haiti may be in for another round of scandal.
An Asaba, Delta State capital based movie producer has raised alarm, accusing the fair-complexioned actor of abandoning his on-going production.
Vicker, a source said, disappeared without traces last weekÂ while they were shooting for a new film by Chez International Limited, in Asaba.
The handsome actor, whose popularity has soared in the recent times , left for New York last week to receive his Goodwill Ambassador Role crown with the United Nations High Commissions for Refugees. But according to the source, the producer alleged that Van Vicker did not complete his own bargain of the deal before travelling to New York.
Chibueze Ucheama, executive producer of the film, confirmed this ugly development in a telephone conversation with HVP early in the week.
Though Mr. Ucheama said Van Vicker has promised to return to the locationÂ this Saturday (June 6),Â he still believes the lover-boy actor has delayed the completion of his production, having signed a contract for which he was paid. The movie is yet to be titled.
â€˜He travelled last Thursday. I went to see him in his hotel only to discover that he had travelled to America. I called him on phone but he said he was on his way to the embassy. ThatÂ he would return to complete the production. Right now, without his presence, we cannot continue the shooting of the film. He has caused a delay in the completion of my production,â€ Ucheama lamented.
However, industry watchers believe that the Ghanaian actor has a record of delaying productions heâ€™s involved in by always leaving the set to pursue personal ventures and not returning on time to work.
This attitude, according to some keen industry watchers, has been a major cause of anger among producers, despite the soaring popularity of the playboy-actor.