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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Mar 30, 2011

Robin Padilla denies he plans to retire from showbiz

ROBIN PADILLA denies he reshot “Tum, My Pledge of Love” after its preview. “What we did is edit out some scenes to adjust to local audiences,” he says. “Sa India kasi, where we filmed it, a Bollywood film usually runs for three hours. Dito sa atin, di puede yun so we took out two song numbers.”

Is it true he’ll retire after this? “No, it’s not. Nakaka-tumbling pa naman ako, e. Before I met Mariel (Rodriguez, his wife), pinag-iisipan ko yan. Pero ngayong gusto naming magkaroon ng sariling pamilya, kailangang mag-ipon kami at tiempo namang mas maraming blessings na dumating sa’kin.”

He has always been the idol of the masses and he put up his Liwanag ng Kapayapaan Foundation to help the poor. He has trained many of them in livelihood projects but has no outlet for them. “This is why I approached Natasha Direct Selling to help us kasi their company has a good network of dealers selling affordable quality products from Aparri to Tawi-tawi,” he says. “With Natasha, we’ll encourage people na magkaroon ng sarili nilang negosyo. We partnered with them at kinuha pa nila kong endorser. We’ll come up with my own line, Robin Hood, na sisimulan sa pabango.”

Will he be willing to endorse their underwear and have a billboard with him in briefs? “Bakit hindi? Kung kailangan.” How will Mariel react? “Puedeng itakwil niya o puede ring mas tumamis ang pag-iibigan namin.”

So how does one become a Natasha member like him? “Madali lang. Go to any Natasha branch and register without paying any membership fee. You can also go to their website, www.natashaMYDTC.ph. They’ll train you to build your self confidence for direct selling. Ready na kayo for Natasha as idol natin sa pag-asenso.”

Is it true his daughter Kylie chose to live independently? “Yes, I felt sad about it, masakit, dramatic nga eksena ng magpaalam siya sa’kin. But she’s 18, wala na tayong magagawa kung gusto nila magsarili.”

Eldest daughter Queenie said he couldn’t bear direct her scenes in “Tum”? “Totoo. Di ko kaya ang mga eksena nila ng loving-loving ni Ejay Falcon kaya si Jigz Recto at isang Indian director ang nagdirek sa kanila. Pero ididirek ko sila ni Kylie in an action movie. Balak ko ring magkaroon ng entry sa Metro-Manila Filmfest.”