MANILA, Philippines – A recently filmed fight scene between the characters of Maja Salvador and Kim Chiu in "Ina, Kapatid, Anak" reportedly ended with the two actresses sustaining bruises.
A report published Friday on entertainment news site Philippine Entertainment Portal cited a source in detailing an incident that allegedly erupted on the set of the Kapamilya primetime series last Wednesday.
"Ang ending [ng sampalan at sabunutan scene], pasa-pasa sila pareho at may mga kalmot si Maja. Umiyak si Kim after," the source was quoted as saying.
According to the source, Salvador asked Chiu if she was alright after filming the physical confrontation. But the "My Binondo Girl" star allegedly ran to her dressing room, crying. The source added that Chiu "walked out," forcing the set to pack up.
While a second source of the news site denied the allegation that Chiu left the set unceremoniously, it chose to keep mum on the supposed physical encounter between the two lead stars.
ABS-CBN's talent management arm Star Magic, which handles the careers of Salvador and Chiu, are reportedly looking into the incident, according to the same report on Philippine Entertainment Portal.
In "Ina, Kapatid, Anak," Margaux (Salvador) and Celyn (Chiu) are caught in a bitter feud, initially over the latter falling for her best friend's partner (Enchong Dee). Later, however, their tiff escalates with the revelation that Celyn is the biological daughter of Margaux's apparent foster parents (Janice de Belen and Ariel Rivera).
In late January, Eddie Gutierrez, who portrays Margaux and Celyn's grandfather, said he hopes Salvador and Chiu will resolve whatever differences they have soon. "Siyempre gusto mo magkabati na sila, 'di ba, para peace this coming year," he said.
Last Sunday, Chiu maintained that the cast members of the series remain professional on set. "'Yung mga artistang nakapaligid sa amin, sobrang magagaling at nadadala na rin nila kami sa kung papa’no sila umarte... Ang importante, kung trabaho, trabaho, 'di ba?" she told ABS-CBN News.
It was in early January when Chiu expressed regret over her "wasted" friendship with Salvador, following reports of a blooming "relationship" between the "Thelma" actress and actor Gerald Anderson.
Chiu and Anderson broke up in 2010 amid controversies surrounding their relationship.
While Salvador has kept mum on her ties with Anderson, the "Budoy" star has expressed intentions to court the actress "if given a chance."