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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.

Jul 23, 2013

Will The Kim Chiu-Xian Lim Love Team Be As Successful As The Kim-Gerald Anderson Tandem?

AFTER ‘INA Kapatid Anak’, the love team of Fil-Chinese stars Kim Chiu and Xian Lim will now be seen on the big screen in “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo?”, based on a self-help book written by comedian Ramon Bautista and to be shown on July 31. Of course, the first thing their fans want to know is if they’re now going steady not only on screen but also in real life?

“We don’t want to label what we have now but sa ngayon, basta si Kim ang closest to me among the women I know and I hope ako rin ang closest guy para sa kanya,” says Xian. “I really appreciate it when she hosted a party for me noong birthday ko last July 12. Even our families are now close to each other. When her mom passed recently, I was there para makiramay sa pamilya nila. I’ve even met her dad na matagal din niyang hindi nakasama. As of now, we just treasure our closeness at ayaw naming madaliin just to please the fans of our love team. We’ll let things take its proper course.”

Directed by Joyce Bernal, “Bakit Di Ka Crush ng Crush Mo?” is a romantic-comedy full of the usual “kilig” moments. Also in the cast are Kean Cipriano, Mylene Dizon, Manilyn Reynes, Diane Medina, Lilia Cuntapay and Ramon Bautista. Kim plays Sandy Veloso, an ugly duckling who works for her rich and handsome boss, Alex Prieto, played by Xian. Sandy helps Alex run the company well and, in turn, Alex helps her to be more attractive so she can be noticed in the “game of dating and relationships”.

The trailer of the movie shows it does have a lot of “kwela” and “kilig” scenes designed to please the viewers. But the question that remains is: will Kim’s tandem with Xian be as successful as that of her love team with Gerald Anderson? As for Gerald, as we all know, he was successful when he was paired with another actress, Sarah Geronimo, in “Catch Me, I’m in Love”. It was such a hit they were quickly given a follow up movie, “Won’t Last a Day Without You”. Let’s now see if “Bakit Di Ka Crush ng Crush Mo?” will be as successful as the Gerald-Sarah movie.