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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.

Jun 5, 2017

Barbie Forteza & Four Leading Men Shoot 'Meant To Be' Scenes On Location In Singapore, Might Do A Movie For Regal Multimedia After The Show Ends

BARBIE FORTEZA and co-stars in the hit primetime show, ‘Meant to Be’, are currently in Singapore to tape some episodes for their show. This can only mean that the series is really doing well and is giving GMA-7 a lot of revenues and this is the reason why they are even given an extra budget to shoot abroad. Fans are now monitoring which one of her four leading men will have the most number of scenes with Barbie due to the rumor that she and Jak Roberto are now the closest ones to each other after they went out on a solo date. How did this affect Ken Chan, Ivan Dorschner and Addy Raj?

“Wala lang, okay naman kaming lahat,” she says. “Alam naman nilang we’re just friends na nagkayayaang lumabas, so walang nabago sa friendship naming lahat. Happy pa rin kami sa set and we’re all thankful sa laging magandang pagtanggap ng tao sa show namin every night at kahit saan kami magpunta to do mall shows.”

The show will end in a few weeks but it remains to be a guessing game as to which one among her four leading men will be the lucky guy to win her heart in the end. The fans of each guy are all rooting for their own idols to be Barbie’s final choice but the cast members themselves are still in the dark about how the series will end. Our own guess is that no one will be that fortunate and the show will end with Barbie not being able to select anyone at all, which leaves it open ended for a possible Book 2.

Meantime, Barbie’s fans will be pleased to know that after “Meant to Be”, she might start shooting a new movie, a mainstream one after all the indie films she did. We’ve been telling Mother Lily Monteverde to get her to do a film project with Regal Multimedia since the time of her hit afternoon soap, “The Half Sisters”, which ran for two years, proving that Barbie has a big fan base. They said they tried it then, but no action from GMA, which is sad since their GMA Films is not active anymore and many of their stars can come up with hit movies, given the right project and the right push.

Now, with the success of “Meant to Be”, we told Mother Lily once again: “Mother, igawa mo na ng pelikula si Barbie, isama mo yung four leading men niya sa ‘Meant to Be’ kasi kahit saan sila mag-mall show, dinudumog talaga sila.” And Mother Lily told us: “Yes, may negotiations na. Kinausap na sila ni Roselle (Monteverde, her daughter who’s managing Regal now) at papayagan na raw si Barbie na gumawa ng pelikula.”