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'Banana Nite' director Bobot Mortiz breaks his silence about the Xian Lim controversy

Director Bobot Mortiz reveals what really happened during the 'Banana Nite' episode where Xian Lim poked fun at a Kim Chiu kalokalike.

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Kristhoff Cagape

FRESH SCOOPS

02/07/2014 10:19 AM
'Banana Nite' director Bobot Mortiz breaks his silence about the Xian Lim controversy
020714-Xian_Main.jpgDirector Bobot Mortiz spoke up about the controversy involving Xian Lim when the latter poked fun at Kim Chiu kalokalike Charmae Viking, during a live episode of Banana Nite. The director remarked that it is not entirely Xian’s fault as the show failed to brief the actor about the guest appearance of the kalokalike.

Ang totoo niyan may kasalanan din kami, hindi kasalanan ni Xian ‘yung nangyari kasi dahil biglaan talaga ‘yung show na ‘yun. Wala pa yatang isang linggo nong tinayo namin ‘yun. Ako ‘yung nakaisip ‘yun na go-good time-in si Xian. Actually hindi niya alam na darating pala ‘yun. Ang problema lang, hindi sila nag-brief na habang kumakanta si Xian lalapitan siya nong lookalike ni ano, so ang nangyari nakatayo lang siya (pertaining to the kalokalike) so walang nakakaalam ng mangyayari, so may kasalanan din ako non na kasi hindi dapat naging ganon ‘yung nangyari,” direk Bobot said during the Grand Comedy presscon at ABS-CBN’s Dolphy Theater.

He admitted that they were not able to advise the impersonator on what to do during the live show. “Kung naturuan namin ‘yung lookalike na kunwari biniro niya si Xian, siguro kung ginanon niya nilapitan niya si Xian, lalaruin na siya ni Xian, hindi eh. Nakatayo lang siya don so kung ako man ‘yun di ba kung ganon, ‘Anong ginagawa nito? Anong gagawin ko?’ Siguro nagulat din si Xian don sa nangyari parang ganon so hindi naman talaga kasalanan ni Xian ‘yung nangyari, may pagkukulang din kami,” he relayed.

The director urged the public to stop criticizing Xian since the actor already apologized. “Nag-apologize naman siya, ang mga tao naman nagkakamali. Hiningi niya ang number ng lookalike ni ano, I’m sure tumawag siya para mag-sorry tsaka sa Twitter niya, so alam mo pag nagso-sorry ka sign of humility na ‘yun so dapat tanggapin natin, bihira ang taong nagso-sorry di ba?”

Would they still have Xian back on Banana Nite? “Oo naman, kasi may pagkakataon na minsan na mali lang ‘yung naging reaksyon natin, na hindi mo alam mali pala ‘yung nagawa mo siguro hindi naman niya sinasadya ‘yun,” direk Bobot stated.