Nandito Ako...Nagmamahal Sa 'Yo pairs a Quiapo boy with a provincial lass


The Aljur Abrenica-Kris Bernal tandem will be tested at the box office through their upcoming movie Nandito Ako...Nagmamahal Sa 'Yo. It will open on September 30 in theaters nationwide, with a premiere night on September 27 at SM Megamall.


After appearing on the GMA-7 primetime teleserye All My Life, the tandem of Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal is ready to be tested at the box-office through its launching movie titled Nandito Ako... Nagmamahal Sa 'Yo.

This romantic drama, shot partly in Bohol, is directed by Maryo J. delos Reyes for Regal Films.

"Handa na po kami," says Kris about this new challenge in their careers. "Saka matagal na po namin talagang gusto na magkaroon ng sariling movie. And finally, nabigyan po kami kaya very thankful po kami kay Mother Lily [Monteverde, head of Regal]. Pinaghandaan namin and at the same time, kinakabahan po kami kasi first movie namin to na kami po yung lead."

Aljur added, "Talagang matagal na po naming hinihintay 'tong pagkakataon na 'to na mabigyan po kami ng launching movie. Totoo po iyon, nasa All My Life kami tapos didiretso nang... pupunta kami ng Bohol para mag-shoot. Handa na po kami at talagang pinaghandaan po namin."

When asked to differentiate their movie from other romantic dramas in the past, Kris said that moviegoers can look forward to the mature scenes that they did in this movie.

"Unang-una siyempre yung kwento. Ibang-iba talaga yung role namin, medyo matured na. May fiancé na 'ko, magpapakasal na 'ko, so yung story, hindi lang puro love, about sa family."

For his part, Aljur was proud of their sexy scenes in this movie.

"Sa 'kin, siyempre nakita niyo na pong nakatrunks ako, pagtwo-two piece nga niya po. Napakasexy po talaga, talagang ma-a-appreciate n'yo po yung kwento, yung love story. Nung una hindi pa kami masyadong magkakilala, pero pinagtagpo kami ng tadhana dito sa movie na 'to."

QUIAPO BOY MEETS PROVINCIAL LASS. The two lead stars describe the roles that they will play in the movie.

"Ako si Stef Lozano, Boholana ako, dun ako lumaki," says Kris. "Nag-aral ako sa ibang bansa at dun ko nakilala si Prince [Baron Geisler]. Magkababata lang kami pero dun ulit kami nagkita. Dun kami nagkadevelopan, tapos pag-uwi ko ng Bohol ulit, ibang Prince pala yung nakilala ko sa ibang bansa.

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"Hanggang sa makilala ko siya, yung half-brother niya, hanggang sa mas magustuhan ko yung ugali. Fiancé ko na siya [Baron] nung pag-uwi ko ng Bohol. Kaya lang nakilala ko siya [Aljur], mas nakita ko yung ugali niya na gusto ko, dahil nung umuwi ako ng Bohol, iba pala yung Baron, iba pala yung ugaling ipinakita niya sa 'kin nung nasa ibang bansa siya."

Aljur's character is named Tata. "Isang batang laki sa Quiapo, nanay ko po si Ana Capri, tatay ko po si Mr. Lloyd Samartino po, bale half-brother ko po si Baron. Bigla po akong napunta sa Bohol dahil sabi na may sakit daw po ang isa sa mga kamag-anak namin doon na hindi ko kilala."

"Pero ang totoong dahilan, e, may kailangan siyang takasan diyan sa Quiapo dahil may nangyari. Kinailangan namin ng pera, sindikato ang dating, e. So, kinailangan naming umalis. Saktong pagdating ko sa Bohol, saka ko nakilala si Stef."


GOOD GUYS ONLY. When asked if she would fall in love with a bad boy, Kris explained, "Kasi sa 'kin, pagdating sa lalaki, yung ugali, e. Yun talaga yung hinahanap ko, so good boy. Dun ako sa good boy. Sa good boy ako."

In real life, Kris revealed herself as a very hardworking individual. "Matiyaga ako. Masinop talaga ako."

For his part, Aljur prefers the "Maria Clara"-type for a girlfriend.

"Sa girls gusto ko po yung Maria Clara type. Old-fashioned po kasi ako, e. Parang hindi ako aggressive, e. Nanliligaw talaga ako, nanghaharana."


INTIMATE SCENES. Kris admitted that they felt pressure while doing the kissing scenes, even though they had already done them for their afternoon soap opera Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin.

"Nahihirapan din kami kasi sa Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin, yung mga kissing scenes naman namin, sandali lang. Pero dito kasi, sa man-made forest, ang tagal-tagal ng kissing na yun. Sobrang tagal nun. May time pa na ending na part, kailangan naming mag-kiss. Nagtake-two ako. Medyo aggressive at mali yung kiss."

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In fact, they revealed that they spent 10 minutes shooting this kissing scene.

"Meron po akong nararamdaman," admitted Aljur. "Minsan nga hindi ko maintindihan yung sarili ko. Nadadala po ako, siyempre lalaki po ako. Medyo nagpipigil."


ALJUR-KRIS LOVETEAM FOR REAL? Members of the press directly asked Aljur if it's possible for him and Kris to become a couple in real life.

"Possible po na mangyari sa totoong buhay," Aljur replied.

But this blunt follow-up question came up: "Aren't they a couple already?"

Aljur immediately answered: "Hindi pa naman po. Pinag-uusapan po namin lahat, pinaghahandaan po namin. Mas ok po yun para may focus po kami sa trabaho ngayon."

In a separate interview, Kris admitted that she and Aljur already have a mutual understanding. (Click HERE to read related article)

Nandito Ako...Nagmamahal Sa 'Yo opens September 30 in theaters nationwide with a premiere night on September 27 at SM Megamall.


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