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Paulo Avelino reveals why his film ‘Ngayon Kaya’ is special: ‘Malapit talaga siya sa buhay ko’

‘Ngayon Kaya’ star Paulo Avelino shared more details about his first movie project with Janine Gutierrez which was shot before the pandemic.

Paulo Avelino reveals why his film ‘Ngayon Kaya’ is special: ‘Malapit talaga siya sa buhay ko’-Rhea Manila Santos
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06/07/2022 08:58 AM
Paulo Avelino reveals why his film ‘Ngayon Kaya’ is special: ‘Malapit talaga siya sa buhay ko’
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Having been in the US earlier this year doing a concert tour with Ogie Alcasid and Janine Gutierrez, Paulo Avelino said he was happy to also have the opportunity to visit his son Aki who is now based in the US.

“Actually nakita ko naman siya bago siya umalis. Every month parang isang inch yung tinatangkad niya,” he shared during the Ngayon Kaya press screening event earlier this month. 

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With his film finally getting its theatrical run this month, Paulo admitted he is relieved it will be seen by the public starting June 22.

“Finally happy kasi parang dalawang beses na natigil yung pagpapalabas namin sa pelikula pero mukhang tama yung timing ngayon at masaya. We shot this pre-pandemic so this was actually our first project together. So when we were shooting this, it was the classic way of shooting na parang uwian pa and every other day or twice a week.

“It’s a film so it’s different compared to Marry Me, Marry You na parang wala na kayong magawa kundi mag-usap usap dahil kayo kayo din yung nagkakatrabaho araw-araw. It’s different but the dynamics mas kumportable na sa isa’t isa ngayon dahil ganun naman pag madaming beses mo na nakakatrabaho or nakakausap ang isang tao, mas lumuluwag ka talaga,” he explained. 

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In Ngayon Kaya, Paulo’s character Harold is a shy probinsyano who is a simple working student who ends up joining a band when he meets rich girl (Janine Gutierrez). Despite the difference in their social status, the two grow closer until he starts developing feelings for her.

“I think they’ll see my childhood here. Parang malapit talaga siya sa buhay ko. Nakaka-relate ako kasi ilang beses ko na rin nabanggit na parang ako rin ito, kabataan ko rin ito. Yung musika, kung ano ako nag-ko-commute din dati, at kung paano pumapasok sa school na may crush ka. Maalapit na malapit siya sa pagkatao ko,” he admitted. 

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Ngayon Kaya stars Paulo Avelino and Janine Gutierrez. Also staring Alwyn Uytingco, John James Uy, Donna Cariaga, Haley Dizon, and Rio Locsin. Directed by Prime Cruz. Produced by T-Rex Entertainment and co-produced by WASD Films. Ngayon Kaya opens in theaters on June 22