It has emerged that in the past, Dabula, who plays Kumkani a�?Gadaffia�? Phakade, the heart-throb and player Generations viewers love to hate, avoided scenes compelling him to intimately kiss, fondle and sleep with fellow actresses because of his religion.
This week the SABC1 soapie star poured his heart out for the first time about the reasons behind his decision not to play roles involving intimacy with female actors.
a�?Yes, it was based on my religion, Christianity. But that is a very old thing. It was a personal decision and that was a very long time ago,a�? says Dabula.
The confession comes after revelations that Dabula (38), who has perfected the role of Kumkani has been in real life uncomfortable with on-screen lovemaking just before joining Generations last year.
Dabula said: a�?Last year I spoke to my agency, producers and directors and everyone involved. I stated my case that I dona��t have a problem with the scenes as was the case a long time ago.
a�?As we speak, Ia��m doing kissing scenes and they are very much romantic,a�? said Dabula. a�?Ita��s crazy to think that I dona��t kiss Tshidi (his Generations wife, played by Letoya Makhene). We have so many kissing scenes together, those scenes are real. To think they are doctored would be the craziest thing I have ever heard.a�?
In the storyline, Kumkani is a shrewd and womanising businessman with underworld dealings. He is constantly competing for business with Tau Mogale (Rapulana Seiphemo), whose younger sister Tshidi Phakade (Makhene) is Kumkania��s trophy wife.
Dabula is popular for playing Tsetse in Yizo Yizo – Part 3 and has also appeared in the SABC3 soapie Isidingo. a�� Zalebs