Uzalo Allegedly Fires Khaya Dladla Again. Radio presenter and actor Khaya Dladla’s on-again, off-again relationship with Uzalo is not going to take shape anytime soon – that’s if recent reports are anything to go by.
The actor, who portrays the character of GC (a flamboyant gay hairstylist that viewers love) is said to be leaving the SABC1 drama series again.
According to Daily Sun, GC will no longer be appearing on the 8:30PM drama series as his storyline is just not cutting it with the show’s audience. This is besides the fact the he had just returned in March, along with other old faces, in a bid to grow the show’s viewership.
Although the other cast members allegedly had short storylines, Khaya’s was much longer – in fact, it was for the entire season. But, according to sources, the reception from viewers was not what the producers had expected. This then led to his character being allegedly put on ice again.
“Viewers were complaining on social media that his storyline was boring. They even asked why he was brought back. Producers then had to go back to the drawing board,” a source told Daily Sun.
Another source said that even though as it stands, Khaya is no longer shooting, all of that may change on Monday during the writer’s workshop.
“Writers and producers will meet on Monday for the storyline writing workshop. Maybe things will change during the workshop. We don’t know, but GC adds spice to Uzalo. We hope that producers bring him back,” the mole explained.
When the publication contacted Khaya, he said Uzalo would decide his future.
In 2018, the rumour mill was rife with news that the Gagasi FM radio DJ was fired for being unprofessional. It was also reported that his character’s storyline was put on ice due to a lack of growth. However, the actor rubbished rumours in an intrerview with ZAlebs in 2020.
“The thing is with me leaving the show, I didn’t process it because I wasn’t told I was leaving the show, so there was no time for me to digest that in the next three months I won’t be on this show because, no one said anything to me about not coming back. Other actors were told that they won’t be coming back but I was not,” he had said.
“When I was let go on Uzalo, there was no reason to say that maybe I was troublesome, I was so professional, I wrote lines for GC, I prepped for everything and my scenes. People called and said I have been fired. If I was like I’m not fired, I’m now a call actor, meanwhile Khaya has been fired because it cannot happen that you put someone on standby for 1 year,” he told ZAlebs.
“You can’t say you ran out of a story-line that is nonsense, then you do not have the right writers, you can create stories, I created stories for GC and other characters, I gave them stories and other actors would come to portray their characters but I added story-lines to their characters,” Khaya continued.
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