Robin hopes Rustom will stop cross-dressing

Posted at 11/07/2012 11:17 AM | Updated as of 11/07/2012 5:09 PM

BB Gandanghari. File photo

MANILA, Philippines -- It seems that action star Robin Padilla is really having a hard time accepting that his brother Rustom Padilla is already "dead."

In an interview on Tuesday night during the press conference for the first anniversary of the sitcom "Toda Max," Padilla said he is convinced that Rustom is still alive.

"He's alive in my heart," Padilla told reporters when asked about how he can totally accept his brother as BB Gandanghari, who declared that "Rustom is dead" when he returned to the Philippines years ago with a new persona.

"Si utol naman masaya naman siya. Masaya na din kami at marami ding masaya siya para sa kanya pero siguro kung ige-guest namin siya ay siya si Rustom at hindi siya si BB," he said.

"Kasi mayroon ng Vice Ganda ang ABS-CBN. Huwag na nating dagdagan ng isa pa. Okay na siya doon sa channel 5, kapag nandito siya ay siya si Rustom," he added.

Padilla admitted that until now they try to avoid each other.

"Mahirap eh. Nagkakaiwasan pa. Kapag nandoon siya, hindi ako pupunta, kapag nandoon ako ay hindi siya tutuloy. Siguro masaya na kami doon. Basta alam niya ako ay masaya at alam niyang kapatid niya ako at hindi ko siya itatabla. Kapag kailangan niya ako ay darating ako sigurado. Pero sa ganitong pagkakataon pareho kaming may religion, may religion ako at may religion siya dapat niya akong maintindihan din at naiintindihan ko din," he said.

He is also hoping that his brother would finally stop cross-dressing.

"Sana lumipas na 'yon, sana gumradweyt siya doon. Kapag grumadweyt siya doon ako ang unang yayakap. Siyempre kanya kanyang estado 'yan. Sa akin ay sobra, sa kanya eh hindi," he said.

"Huwag muna tayong magkita 'tol dahil para sa akin eh sobra 'yan. Sa panahon na OK na siya -- kasi lilipas din yon -- eh nandiyan ako," he said.

Aside from "Toda Max," Padilla is also doing a series with Kris Aquino and Anne Curtis.