Last week, a clip which showed burnt Nollywood actor Ani Iyoho struggling to put out a fire went viral.
While the movie crew claimed that he was alright, no one believed it without proof.
However, a new video released by the team shows how they were able to set him on fire without actually burning him.
The burnt Nollywood actor Ani Iyoho was on the set of a movie directed by Stanlee Ohikhuare titled ‘Behind The Wheels’. It showed him struggling to put out a fire from his body as the crew screamed for fire extinguisher but continued filming.
The clip also showed the actor, Ani Iyoho in a hospital with his b0dy severely burnt from the alleged ‘stunt gone wrong’.
The viral video made many angry at the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood. Many wondered why an actor has to put up with such stunts with no credible insurance on his life.
Others wondered if such a stunt was worth the movie. Some lamented the present age in which a person is suffering but rather than helping, others choose instead, to record it and post it on social media.
Obviously, nothing could justify that. A statement release reported by TNS claimed that it was all a publicity stunt and Ani Iyoho was in good health.
Social media users proved they weren’t so gullible as to believe such a statement without proof, and proof they did get in a video showcasing that Ani Iyoho was indeed fine.
So What Happened? Was It A Fake Fire?
Ani Iyoho was in fact burnt with real fire, however, he had a protective gel which was applied all over his body to keep him from getting burnt.
The team had researched on the method used by some overseas industry on creating the illusion of someone being burnt without any damage to their bodies. The research included knowing the risk factors, the method of application, and so on.
The 35-second stunt took two months to prepare for, as Ani Iyoho had to go through some tests including determining how long he could hold his breath when under pressure.
The video also shows that the ‘after’ image of burnt Nollywood actor Ani Iyoho was indeed make-up.
Watch The video below to see how the team of ‘Behind The Wheels’ were able to pull off the stunt.