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FOR­MER model and ac­tor Daniel Hadebe’s next big project is a lo­cally pro­duced movie ear­marked for in­ter­na­tional re­lease next year.

An old hand in the lo­cal movie and TV in­dus­try, Hadebe re­vealed that the movie, ti­tled

was based on con­victed Pre­to­ria cash-in-tran­sit rob­ber and mas­ter­mind Collen Chauke.

Among the many in­ter­na­tional movies he has starred in is

and .

We are in pre-pro­duc­tion at the mo­ment for the new movie, shoot­ing is sched­uled to start some time to­wards the end of the year,” he said.

Hadebe, 32, is known for be­ing fas­tid­i­ous when choos­ing the roles he plays on TV, so why did he agree to play Ti­tus in

I re­alised it was some­thing fresh and gen­uine, in­stinc­tively I could con­nect with the char­ac­ter,” said the

ac­tor. I en­joy char­ac­ters that en­hance my craft. I like play­ing roles that are coura­geous and in­tense. But I am ver­sa­tile, if re­quired to play a lov­ing, TEENAGE rap­per Char­maine Motl­habi may have landed a cool TV gig, but her first love is still mu­sic. Motl­habi, 19, was crowned the new pre­sen­ter of e.tv’s live hip-hop show, three months ago, but has not stopped her for­ays in mu­sic. I have been do­ing for three months now and the ex­pe­ri­ence is amaz­ing. I am learn­ing a lot. How­ever, my first love is mu­sic and I don’t see my­self be­tray­ing it any time soon,” she said. The Univer­sity of Jo­han­nes­burg first-year law stu­dent said she is work­ing on her sin­gle that would be re­leased be­fore the end of the year. About the TV show, Chazz Le Hip­pie, her stage name, says she thinks her ex­pe­ri­ence in the hip-hop in­dus­try won her the au­di­tions. She said she de­vel­oped an in­ter­est in pre­sent­ing af­ter she had been a guest on the show a few times. I had al­ways watched the show and looked up to its pre­sen­ters but af­ter I went on the show for a cou­ple of au­di­tions, I was like wow I want to join this team as a pre­sen­ter’,” she re­called. Motl­habi said she got into rap at the ten­der age of 14, and three years later, she re­leased a mix­tape. The mix­tape got her a nom­i­na­tion at the South African Hip-Hop Awards in the Best Fe­male cat­e­gory. In the same year, she was crowned the Queen of Street Rap 2014. She took a break from mu­sic to fo­cus on her fi­nal ma­tric exams last year, and pas­sion­ate man who has to give his girl­friend all the at­ten­tion ... I am up to the task. I speak to the masses,” said Hadebe of

fame. He said he was presently con­cen­trat­ing on and has put other projects on the back burner. We are shoot­ing ev­ery day,” said the ac­tor and owner of a Pre­to­ria-based cast­ing agency that as­sists up-and-com­ing ac­tors get one foot in the in­dus­try door. On his role of play­ing Ti­tus in

, Hadebe said his char­ac­ter was a ruth­less gold smug­gler who she earned three dis­tinc­tions.

Motl­habi hails from Kag­iso, on the West Rand. She was raised by her grand­mother. Her mother died when she was 15.

Af­ter ma­tric she de­cided to move to Joburg be­cause Kag­iso felt iso­lated from a lot of things in the in­dus­try.

I wanted to be a big town girl, the town­ship ham­pered me from see­ing the big­ger world,” she says. does not trust women. He ac­tu­ally uses them and dumps them. He makes his money through il­licit min­ing and gets away with it. Be warned: Ti­tus does not take no for an an­swer.

It seems when the script was writ­ten the pro­duc­ers had me in mind be­cause I went for an au­di­tion once and then I got a call that I am in.”

Hadebe stars along­side vet­er­ans Owen Se­jake and Ti­nah Mnumzana, as well as Lehlo­honolo Makoko, Mat­shepo Maleme and An­drea Don­dolo.

Catch week­days on e.tv at 8pm on

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