As we all know, after Aljur rebelled against GMA-7 and filed a case for the termination of his contract with GMA Artist Center, his career took a nosedive as no one sided with him. He was then obviously in a hurry to hit it bigger after Paulo Avelino, who was also in his batch, became a bigger star when he moved to ABSCBN. But GMA-7 doesn’t really neglect him as he’s given shows regularly.
He was only 17 when he started in Starstruck 5. He’s now 25 years old.
We hope he has now learned his lesson: that you can’t rush things.
That things will happen, if they’d indeed happen, sa tamang panahon, just like in the case of Alden Richards who was even rejected then in Starstruck.
Aljur is thankful that after doing a guest stint in “The Half Sisters”, he is now finally given a regular show in “Dangwa”, where he’ll figure in a love triangle with Janine Gutierrez and Mark Herras.
“Finally, I’m here again,” he says. “I’m thankful sa naging journey ko. I’ve always been a Kapuso naman.” So is his legal case with GMA now officially settled? “Hindi pa totally fixed but the results for both sides are positive naman, so far. As much as I want to share what’s happening, ‘yung mga good news na nangyayari, I’d rather iwan na lang sa lawyers ang details, out of respect sa kanila, sa GMA at sa kaso mismo.”
At the height of the controversy, did it enter his mind to quit showbiz? “I’ll admit, pumasok ‘yan sa isip ko and I got worried na baka hindi na ako makabalik, eh sayang din naman ‘yung pinaghirapan ko, kung nasaan man ako ngayon. But faith helped me go on. Mas nakilala ko ang sarili ko. Yung suporta ng family ko. Now, I’m glad we got the chance to reconcile with the network. Nagpapasalamat akong kahit ongoing pa rin ‘yung kaso, binibigyan na nila ako ng trabaho.
Parang walang nangyari. Right now, I’m very excited sa bagong relationship ko sa GMA, sa trabaho ko and even sa relationship ko sa mga katrabaho ko at sa sarili ko.”