Khanyi Mbau plays badass, seductress in ‘Red Room’

Khanyi Mbau, who doubles as lead and co-producer in the local thriller "Red Room," is excited to share her latest project with Mzansi.

At the movie premiere held at Monte Casino Grande Cine on Monday night, Mbau dazzled in a black and white dress with a  touch  of floral print on the bodice and trail. The local star thanked her family, especially her father for his continuous support.

"I would like to thank my dad, for someone that always said to me’ what are you going to be one day, dad this is it, this is what I always wanted to be daddy," said Mbau.

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Khanyi Mbau. Picture: Kedibone Modise

Mbau also touched on her first experience as a producer and how much the film means to her:  “This movie is very close to my heart … beyond just being an actress, I was given the experience to understand what producing is, to learn more than just waking up, learning my lines, and pitching on stage with clean nails and good hair, so I want you to take this away, and understand that this is a project of love, it was ours for two years but now it belongs to you [too],” said Mbau.


Mbau portrays the wife of Jozi businessman, Zama Marawa, who lives a lavish lifestyle until her rich husband dies and she finds herself destitute.

Zama’s husband’s untimely death comes when she is pregnant and she finds herself fighting not just for her own survival but the survival of her baby.

Mbau delivers an endearing performance alongside her co-stars Pakamisa Zwedala, Nick Soul, Francois Jacobs, Charlie Bouguenon and Cici Twala.

Mbau’s brother, reality TV star LaSizwe, Mbau’s boyfriend  Tebogo Lerole,  Metro FM’s presenter Masechaba Ndlovu, ‘The Queen’ actress Rami Chuene, singer Donald and "Isithembiso"’s Lemogang Tsipa were also among the guests.

"Red Room" premieres in cinemas countrywide on 8 March.

Watch the trailer below:

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