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Kris Aquino turns down another indie while Judy Ann Santos signs up on a new one

Judy Ann Santos is set to be part of 2014 Cinemalaya entry Mariquina

BY MAUREEN MARIE BELMONTE

Twitter: @MissHappyWriter

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3/29/2014 4:18 AM
Kris Aquino turns down another indie while Judy Ann Santos signs up on a new one


032914-kris_main.jpgFans of Kris Aquino who have been waiting for her to dabble in the independent scene may have to wait a little further as she recently turned down yet another offer. 

The Kris TV host took to Instagram to tackle the subject of the indie that she turned down titled Maratabat (Dangal at Karangalan), whose script she posted online with the caption: “Over the weekend @ramsayderek11 [Derek Ramsay] called me because he had spoken w/ Ms Arlyn [dela Cruz] & he loved her pitch & wanted to connect us because the project felt like a worthwhile challenge. Boy [Abunda] & I met w/ her last night & her script was superb."

The reason why she had to turn it down was, “Unfortunately the movie's production timing is immediate & there's no way to juggle my schedule to make shooting possible."

Nevertheless the Aquino and Abunda Tonight host was grateful to have been considered for the role for, according to her, would have been "memorable" to share the screen with Derek. She added, "Hopefully another opportunity will come. Best of luck to Maratabat!"

Also on the same post, Kris shared that it's actually the second indie project that she had to turn down last year. “I was offered a beautiful, moving & powerful material for an indie film slated to join the Barcelona Film Festival. Last year I was offered an excellent role, but it required me to shave my head," she shared.

The film she was pertaining to was Jun Lana's Barber's Tale, a project which was eventually tackled by Eugene Domingo. 

Young superstar Judy Ann Santos, on the other hand, has recently signed up for an indie project, Marquina, which involves award-winning director-producer Paul Soriano.

Paul happily announced this news in a tweet posted on his account last March 11. "Thank you for the trust @OfficialJuday I'm excited and looking forward! #cinemalaya2014 #mariquina #aFilmbyMiloSogueco #TEN17P," he wrote.

And the Bet on Your Baby replied to this post and said, "@paulsoriano1017 same here boss! :)."

The film will be directed by Milo Sogueco (Sanglaan) and will be shown this coming August as a finalist for the 2014 Cinemalaya Film Festival, New Breed Category.

According to reports, Mariquina is a tale about Marikina shoes and shoemakers and will revolve around finding oneself and gaining acceptance and forgiveness.