If rumours are to be believed, Kelly Khumalo has scored the acting gig of her life!
The Gcwala singer has been tipped to play the late and great Lebo Mathosa in a biopic we have been waiting for, for the longest time.
Lebo, who died in a car crash in 2006 was part of legendary kwaito/pop group Boom Shaka. Reports of a biopic have been teased for the past few years, but it seems there's never been anyone in mind to take on the iconic role.
Until, maybe now.
City Press reports that Kelly is a forerunner for the coveted position for a six-part TV series on BET Africa titled; The Lebo Mathosa Story
Sources tell the publication that Kelly will take on the role as an adult Lebo, whilst Bahumi Madisakwane - Somizi and Palesa's daughter will play a younger Lebo
“Kelly has big shoes to fill. She can also sing but she has to work hard on improving her dancing moves. We hope she will do justice to Lebo’s character,” a source told the publication.
According to reports, neither Kelly nor Bahumi could comment on their lead roles as yet, given that they have signed non-disclosure agreements with the channel and the production house in charge.
Meanwhile, Lebo's brother Solly Mathosa revealed that he was overjoyed that the biopic is finally coming into production.
He told City Press; “It’s long overdue. Although she died at a young age, she made a huge impact in the music industry and as a result she had won people’s hearts with her unique voice.”
He didn't, however, speak on his thoughts of the casting.
The Lebo Mathosa Story will tell the tale of the much-loved singer's rise to the top after she was discovered at the age of 14 by music veteran Don Laka
Definitely a story worth telling ....but will Kelly and Bahumi do it any justice?
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