Presenting: AVINASH MASUKHANI.
From Davao City. Ramp model.
We are now convincing him to join Philippine showbiz.
He wants to try acting, too, someday…
More on him soon!
On this blog!
Robert Manuguid Silverio had assigned himself to be the EXCLUSIVE PUBLICIST of Mr. Mansukhani.
At a far glance, you’ll know at once that he’s a star. The aura tells it. The looks can swoon you.
His skin is so white, his hair is wavy with little curls from here and there. He looks foreign. Not the Filipino-type.
Looking at him a little more closely, you’ll think of Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves. And the late Christopher Reeves, the original “Superman”.
Cross-between them two. He looks like them. Physically. Handsomely.
Locally, he’s got a resemblance with Eric Quizon- an actor-director- in his younger years.
His ways are decent.
Dignified. Well-mannered. Polite.
And his name is: IAN BATHERSON.
Who’s afraid of Ian Batherson?
He’s been in Philippine showbiz now for more than a year. But, something’s got to give. Someone has to kick elbows and call the crowd for him.
Whose name is Ian. Yes, Ian Batherson.
It seemed that people were afraid. But they shouldn’t.
He should have been the male lead actor to portray the lover-diver of the lead actress (portrayed by actress Jackie Rice) in GMA-7’s new teleserye: “Sisid”.
But two other actors of his category got the part (Dominic Rocco and JC Tiuseco), and he was demoted to a supporting role.
With this, Ian had to say:
“Yeah, I am not hypocrite to say that I didn’t feel bad about it”, he quipped. “I really felt bad. Coz I know I can portray the role. And I prepared myself to deliver the role. I practiced more of scuba-diving stuff. I can swim good. I improved my physique to show them off. But still, in the end, they gave the part to someone else. I really felt bad.”
Now, his role in the said teleserye and TV soap opera will be a minor part. He will be the lead actor’s bestfriend who lives in Manila. His character’s name there is Dexter, the buddy of the lead actor.
Maybe, a blessing in disguise?
“I do hope so”, Ian answered. “And I will keep on doing my best.”
Before this teleserye, Ian joined Starstruck star search of channel 7, before being among the Survivors in “Survivor Philippines”. But he was the fourth guy who was ousted there, unluckily, and other guys stole the show and the limelight.
That’s why Ian is now deciding to go a little sexier.
“I am willing to bare more and do sexy roles”, he said to this writer. “This year, I want to join Cosmopolitan Bachelors Bash, I can ramp there and take-off my shirt and wear skimpy trunks. I really want to do ramp this time.”
Ian is under GMA Artist Center home talents of GMA channel 7. With Mr. Arsi Baltazar as their mentor and handler there.
Lived most of his life in California, Ian’s mom has Filipina blood. And he’s learning Tagalog, a native Filipino dialect, so much more.
“Give me more time, and I will be fluent!”, Ian said.
By that time, no one else will ever be afraid of Ian Batherson.
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