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America’s President-elect Donald Trump had acted in a film co-produced by the veteran Sri Lankan film-maker Chandran Rutnam along with Bo Derek.
The 1989 film Ghosts Can’t Do It was directed by John Derek. "John Derek wrote a scene especially for Donald Trump to play himself in a cameo role. We shot the scene in the board room of the Trump Tower. It was a one-day shoot and a delightful experience,” Chandran said.

“But the negative got scratched and we had to do it again. Trump happily agreed," Chandran recalled.

In Ghosts Can’t Do It, Scott and Kate are happily married despite their 30-year age gap. After Scott suffers a heart attack and is unable to make love, he commits suicide and becomes a ghost whom only Kate can see and speak with. To make it possible for Scott to return embodied, they conjure up a plan to have a young man drown so that Scott can take his body.

Bo Derek appeared as Katie Scott, Antony Quinn as Scott, Julie Newmar as Angel, Leo Damien as Fausto, and Donald Trump as himself. Sri Lanka's versatile actor, Henry Jayasena, also appeared in the film. The film was shot in Galle in South Sri Lanka, Thoddu in the Maldives, and the states of Wyoming and New York in the US.

Despite the star-studded cast, Ghosts Can’t Do It bombed at the box office and got negative reviews. It won the Stinkers Bad Movie Award and  Bo Derek the Worst Actress prize. Donald Trump was declared the Worst Supporting Actor at the Golden Raspberry Awards.

Chandran has sent a congratulatory message to Trump on winning the US presidential election and invited him to Sri Lanka. (New Indian Express)

  Comments - 14

  • Kaboos Friday, 11 November 2016 08:53 AM

    He is still acting await further horror movies

    ANTON Friday, 11 November 2016 08:56 AM


    Roman Friday, 11 November 2016 09:19 AM

    Worst Supporting Actor to the President of the free world!! This man is special!!!

    Patriot Friday, 11 November 2016 09:24 AM

    Chandran selected the right time to divulge this!! lol

    Madiya Friday, 11 November 2016 09:54 AM

    That proves all for his behaviour !

    kevin Friday, 11 November 2016 09:57 AM

    haha....joke of the dAY

    Hiran Friday, 11 November 2016 10:00 AM

    You are honourably welcome to Sri Lanka Mr. Trump. SL and USA could be great friends. You might not know, but SL has a lot of potential to develop, if we could get the right mix of politicians, who are in short supply at the moment.

    Appu Friday, 11 November 2016 10:44 AM

    We had ties with Trump long time before.

    smithlanka Friday, 11 November 2016 11:11 AM

    Tramp is organising a tea/wisky party for members of JO.JHU, JVP and all anti Tamils group for the guidance given and other other world economy

    Saman Friday, 11 November 2016 11:21 AM

    For a change majority of Sri Lankans backed Trump to be the new US president. Only the LTTE sympathizers back Hilary.

    KOLA KOTIYA Friday, 11 November 2016 11:23 AM


    Triumphant Friday, 11 November 2016 01:22 PM

    Mr. Trump please learn from our yahapalanaya. Ravi K will teach your top class economists how to tax the people and you and your cabinet and henchmen live in luxury. Who says you need industries to develop a country What rubbish is that and that is garbage talk. Tax the people. via DM Android App

    Canwave Friday, 11 November 2016 02:16 PM

    Mahinda was an actor and he became one of the most corrupt presidents of Sri Lanka, and DJT has also acted in many movies. Good luck USA!

    lokka Friday, 11 November 2016 02:51 PM

    whatsoever can't be compared to our politic actors

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