Robin Padilla was saddened by an accusation hurled against his upcoming film, Bato: The Gen. Ronald dela Rosa Story, which is based on the story of former Philippine National Police director general Ronald dela Rosa.
At the press conference of the movie last Thursday, January 24, the actor stated that candidates running for an elective office have the right to have a movie about themselves as it has been done since the Marcos administration.
“Kasi, alam mo, karapatan ng kahit na sinong kandidato ang gumawa ng buhay mo, noon pa ‘to, panahon pa nila Marcos, gumagawa na (ng bioflick), kahit nga si Joma, gumawa ng pelikula niya.”
He admitted that what disappointed him the most was that it came from a colleague in the industry.
“Parang ano naman itong mga taong ito, eh artista kami.”
This was the reaction of Padilla after Director Lore Reyes posted on Facebook, saying that he will block those who are promoting the movie.
“Iboy-boycott n’yo ang mga kasama n’yo sa pelikulang Pilipino dahil sa ganu’ng klaseng politika? Ganu’n ba tayo kababaw na?”
He added that even though he hasn’t had the chance to work with the director, he respects his status.
“Minsan, alam ninyo, ang pag-iintindi natin sa isang bagay, dapat malawak. Ang politika sa buhay natin, dapat parte lang. Hindi ‘yan ang ibubuhay mo, araw-araw. Paggising mo pa lang, politika na agad. F*** that, man! Mayroon tayong mga trabaho sa buhay natin. Artista tayo, direktor sila.”
Bato: The Gen. Ronald dela Rosa Story will be shown in cinemas starting January 30.
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