After the massive box-office success of Starting Over Again, Piolo Pascual and Iza Calzado are set to reunite on the small screen via the upcoming teleserye tentatively titled, Hawak-Kamay.
The two starred in the romantic-comedy film Starting Over Again, along with Toni Gonzaga, which grossed P360 million pesos in just 18 days. The film is now among the top 5 highest grossing Filipino films of all time and continues to break box office records.
Piolo was last seen in Apoy sa Dagat, with Angelica Panganiban and Diether Ocampo, while Iza’s last television series was Kahit Puso’y Masugatan with Andi Eigenmann, Gabby Concepcion and Jake Cuenca.
Iza was supposed to be part of Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon, Bea Alonzo’s upcoming teleserye, but was taken out of the cast because her contract stipulates that she should be the lead star of the teleseryes she will be doing.
She currently hosts the reality weight loss show, The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition: Doubles and the daily noontime variety program, It’s Showtime. She and Piolo are also regulars of ASAP.
According to reports, Piolo personally requested Iza to be his leading lady for the upcoming series. Filming for Hawak-Kamay is slated to begin this month.