DJ Cha Cha denies romantic link with Ted, enjoys first movie

March 19, 2019
DJ Cha Cha

DJ Cha Cha, the famous MOR DJ who is tagged as the Nag-iisang Dyosa sa Balat ng Radyo and whose full name is Czarina Marie Balba, is now also a movie star. She plays Lorena, the friend of Gelli de Belen and Bayani Agbayani in the Horseshoe Studios’ romcom, “Pansamantagal”, that opens today in theaters nationwide.

“Ten years na akong DJ and I’ve also appeared on TV shows before, but usually, I just played myself just like when I joined PBB Lucky 7 as a housemate, “ she says. “Kaya naiiba itong ‘Pansamantagal’ kasi I am playing a role. Nagtatrabaho ako doon sa beach resort kunsaan nagbabakasyon sina Gelli de Belen at Bayani Agbayani and naging friends ko sila. Ako 'yung tumatalak sa kanila kasi pareho silang sawi sa pag-ibig.”

So how’s the experience? “When my manager first told me na kinukuha ako for the movie, sabi ko, kaya ko ba? At saka, siyempre, intimidated ako kina Gelli and Bayani dahil ang tatagal na nila sa industriya. What if hindi ako makasabay sa kanila at tarayan nila ako kapag nagkamali ako sa eksena namin? But it turned out, ang babait nila, very friendly and approachable kaya I really enjoyed making the movie with them on location sa Bolinao, Pangasinan. Napakabait din ng direktor namin, si Joven Tan, kaya I can really say na I had a pleasant experience sa first movie na ginawa ko. May follow-up movie na nga ako, ‘On the Job 2’ kay Direk Erik Matti.”

She’s being linked to Ted Failon because of their tandem on DZMM, but she says they’re just good friends as she’s already engaged to be married to her non-showbiz boyfriend, a businessman named Michael Guevarra.

“Seven years na ang relationship namin at sa Bangkok siya nag-propose sa akin,” she adds. “Sa Tagaytay ang kasal namin in May at isa si Papa Ted Failon sa mga ninong namin, pero ang tagal bago ko siya napapayag kasi ’di raw siya nagnininong sa kasal. Ang prayer ko ngayon, kumita sana itong unang pelikulang ginawa ko. Wala nga akong tigil sa pagpo-promote nito sa radio shows ko, e. Feel-good movie siya kaya mage-enjoy kayo.”