Aiko Melendez has revealed the "fights" she had with her leading man Aga Muhlach on the set of their 1993 Star Cinema film "May Minamahal".
"May Minamahal" is among the line-up of remastered films from ABS-CBN Film Restoration, and last night, February 18, on its special screening, Aiko shared how happy she is that their film got a re-showing 25 years later.
"I am so, so happy to watch our movie again after 25 years. Mapapalabas muli, at hindi lang [kami] ang makakanood, kundi ang next generation," she said.
Talking about her fondest memory when they filmed it, Aiko said:
"Well, dahil sa movie na 'to, nagkaroon ako ng first boyfriend. Siya (Aga) 'yung first boyfriend ko dahil sa movie na 'to."
She added that it was both easy and difficult to work with a real-life boyfriend in making the movie. "It was hard and easy. It's easier 'pag okay kami, 'pag masaya. But when we're fighting, deadmahan kami, hindi talaga kami nag-uusap. And marami kaming tampuhan sa set. So minsan talaga si Direk Joey, nanloloko sa aming dalawa. Eh siyempre ako, 18 years old lang ako nun, so at that time, ang tingin ko sa love nun, pa-tweetums lang."
When asked to remember the most memorable scene she had with Aga in the film, Aiko answered that it was when she had to punch him, because she was carried away by what was happening in real life.
She said, "'Yung sinapak ko siya. 'Yung confrontation scene namin. Very memorable talaga sa akin 'yun kasi nag-aaway talaga kami in real life. So, talagang 'yung away namin dun, totohanan."
Aiko also believes that the younger generation can still relate and appreciate the romance that "May Minamahal" offers.
"'Yung story talaga nakaka-in love, kaya maraming sambayanang Pilipino ang na-in love sa movie na 'to, because dito, makikita niyo talaga 'yung napaka-natural. Kung ano 'yung nangyayari sa everyday life, makaka-relate kayo," she said.
"May Minamahal" is among the digitally-restored films that will be shown in Power Plant Cinema from February 21 to 27.