“I’m not a madman” – Hanks Anuku debunks mental instability claim… here’s all you need to know

 “I’m not a madman” – Hanks Anuku debunks mental instability claim… here’s all you need to know

Veteran Nollywood actor Hanks Anuku has debunked rumors alleging him to be mentally unstable, stating that the false claim has cost him his career and put him in distress.

In a viral video that surfaced in 2022, Anuku was seen dressed in tattered clothes and appeared to be talking to himself, generating rumors of instability. Nollywood actress Shan George addressed these rumors shortly after the video emerged.

In a recent interview with content creator Lucky Udu, the 64-year-old Anuku cleared the air on the video, stating that it was from a movie set.

He said that the role he was preparing for at the time required him to get familiar with the environment in order to portray the character excellently.

Anuku stated, “I was trying to get into character for a role I was going to play, a madman role. Someone who was not in his correct senses or right frame of mind.

“So I had to go naturally visit the environment on how I would play it in that same neighborhood. I was just showing the way the director wanted me to do it, meditating and getting into character.”

He stated he was not drug-dependent nor sick, emphasizing that he is not a madman, but completely sane.

He continued, “They said a lot of stuff. They said I was sick, on drugs. I am not sick, I was not on drugs. Maybe they saw me depressed; depression can bring stress. But me being on drugs, that’s not true: I am not a madman, I am very sane.”

Anuku shared the losses he incurred from the video, including friends, job offers, and income. He said, “I lost friends, producers no longer contacted me for jobs. I lost a lot of money, I lost jobs, and I was jobless. People did not care about me. It was God who directed my footsteps to a good soul.

“I went through pain. If you were in my shoes, you would feel it. I was heartbroken for these people to do this to me.”

Read Also

Rivers state power struggle: Fubara and Wike’s feud threatens democracy

10 medical considerations you should prioritise before getting married

Binance: US congressmen seek Biden’s intervention…Here’s what you need to know

Here’s what to know about Hanks Anuku

Hanks was well known in the early 2000s for his tough guy roles, violent depictions, and “I just got back” accent.

He starred in movies such as Broad Daylight (2001) as Johnny, Formidable Force (2002) as Bill, Bitter Honey (2005), The Captor (2006) as Lynx, Men on Hard Way (2007) as Jones, Fools on the Run (2007), Desperate Ambition (2006) as Bosco, My Love (2002), Wanted Alive (2001), Rambo, Save the Child (2005), The Senator, Azubuike, and others.

Anuku, who hails from Ika in Delta State, is a 1981 graduate from Auchi Polytechnic. He attended Loyola College, Ibadan. His sister, Rita Anuku, who died in 2015, won Miss Nigeria in 1986.

He is married with children.

Related post