Questions have been circulating online on whether Ivana Alawi will still play the lead role in the upcoming teleserye, Ang Lihim ni Ligaya or will she be replaced with another actress?
A news report was written by Jun Lalin of Abante Tonite revealing that Janice de Belen and Agot Isidro, who were previously announced as part of Ang Lihim ni Ligaya, will be part of a new TV series where Erich Gonzales will play the lead role.
Also, Erich posted a photo on Instagram holding a bouquet that came from Deo Endrinal the entertainment head of Dreamscape which is the producer of “Ang Lihim ni Ligaya.
This made netizens question the status of the upcoming teleserye of Ivana.
ang lihim ni ligaya ay mananatiling lihim ni ligaya hanggang may clarification kung sino ba talaga si ligaya.
— heart | madam & señor's daughter🥀 (@izmehxrt) September 11, 2020
Matutuloy pa po ba yung teleseryeng Ang Lihim ni Ligaya?
— Milk 🍼 (@itskathyreyes) September 4, 2020
Bati na pala si Sir Deo at Erich Gonzales. Hindi na nagtampo sa pag back out sa #LoveThyWoman.
May tinanggap kayang project si Erich under Dreamscape? Siya na ba ang bagong LIGAYA? pic.twitter.com/zCHmifd3ys
— Majasty Slayvador ❤️ (@majasuperstar) September 11, 2020
Si Erich Gonzales na ba ang bagong Ligaya?
— Majasty Slayvador ❤️ (@majasuperstar) September 7, 2020
If Erich is the new Ligaya who will be joined by Agot Isidro and Janice de Belen, who are part of the original cast with Ivana Alawi, does Ivana still have an upcoming series?
Unless, Erich's new series is an all new series with Agot and Janice, and Ivana is still Ligaya.
— azul ❤💚💙 (@azureazul_) September 11, 2020
Ivana was also asked about the status of her project but the sexy star said that at present she does not want to risk the health of her family.
“Actually, guys, sa ngayon, hindi talaga ako lumalabas. Takot na takot ako lumabas kasi takot ako sa COVID.
“Hindi ko iri-risk na magtrabaho ako, mag-taping ako, mag-shooting, ‘tapos may mangyari kay Mona. Iyon talaga, at saka si Mama.
“May mga shootings and may mga tapings na gusto nang magsimula, pero ako na mismo nagsasabi na hindi pa, kasi takot talaga ako sa COVID.
“And iyong main issue is ayokong mahawa si Mama, si Mona, ‘tsaka si Kuya [Hash Alawi], mga tao dito sa bahay.
Moreover, ABS-CBN entertainment head Lauren Dyogi did not mention Ang Lihim ni Ligaya as one of the upcoming TV series of the network amidst shutdown.
Dreamscape and ABS-CBN haven’t still confirmed anything about the said teleserye and launching of Ivana.
Last January, ABS-CBN revealed Ivana was going to star in the new series with Kit Thompson as her leading man. The series should’ve aired beginning April but was postponed due to the pandemic.