Last week, during the NFDC National film award program the producer and the director of ‘Chhakka Panja’, Deepak Raj Giri and Deepa Shree Niraula left the venue mid-way. When the movie won two Best Movie award, they were not available to receive it. That created a controversy for which Deepak and Deepa wrote Facebook statuses too. Deepa ‘personally’ thanked the organizers and Deepak told that there is no requirements that he needs to stay till the end of the program.
There were report that Deepak told, “We are not here to clap for others,” before he left the venue. Comedy actors Jitu Nepal and Kedar Ghimire had also left with Deepak and Deepa. So, when Kedar Ghimire won the Best Comedy Actor award, he wasn’t there to receive it.
Deepa in an interview with an online channel told that the accusation that they ran away from the program is false. She told that they didn’t have any complaints against the award organizers.
She told that Deepak and Deepa had work to do, similarly Jitu and Kedar had a meeting. The explanation however doesn’t make sense at all. But, in her later statements it is clear that she was lying.
Deepa says, “The timing wasn’t right – the award was awarded right after we got out of the venue.”
The actress of upcoming movie featuring Anmol KC in leading role, ‘Kri’ is a beautiful and hot actress. She knows how to tease her followers in Facebook and Instagram. The actress with decent looks and a hot body, Aditi Budhathoki is struggling in Mumbai. Although she has landed in a number of modelling assignments, she is yet to get a role in movies there.
I had also prepared a video report about the actress. In the video, I had listed 10 things about the actress:
Every international beauty contests have a swimsuit round and the swimsuit poses of beauty contest winners and models are not rare poses. But, after Miss World scraped the swimsuit round, the swimsuit poses of Miss Nepal winners have become rare. I haven’t found any swimsuit photos of any Miss Nepal after 2013. In a latest photo shared by Asmi Shrestha from Thailand, she is wearing a swim suit. But, the photo is not clear and the photo only shows her back. Yes, it is not a proper swimsuit photo but, that is the only one she has shared so far.
In another photo Asmi is seen wearing a jeans shorts with black top and holding a beer on a beach.
According to the latest Teej song of Komal Oli, she has no interest to get married. But, the lyrics of the song is not written by herself but another singer and musician, Pashupati Sharma. Songs are songs – they don’t relate to one’s life. But, in the case of Komal Oli, it has turned out to be true.
Last year, Komal Oli sang – “This is the last time I will be searching for a husband.” In the same song, the lyricist Pashupati Sharma suggested her to join politics and be a politician. It seems, she has followed his advice and joined Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP). It was not only joining the party, she resigned from the Radio Nepal job to be a full time politician. The party also responded by electing Oli the Central Committee Member of the party. Now, after being a politician, the song says – “I will live and die for my country. I have no interest in getting married.
The ‘Chhakka Panja’ team attended NFDC Film award with high hopes. That was because, it was nominated in 15 categories – that was the most number of categories any movies were nominated in the award.
[Read the full nomination list of NFDC Award]
UPDATE – video report
What Happened at NFDC?
All the titles that ‘Chhakka Panja’ won – best movie, best actress, best director etc. were announced towards the end. In the star, all the awards were given to other films. Most of the awards ‘Chhakka Panja’ was nominated in went to ‘Purano Dunga’ – the movie that wasn’t as successful as ‘Chhakka Panja’. I can guess how torturous it would have been to Deepak and Deepa.
Who won in the categories ‘Chhakka Panja’ was nominated in? :
- Best Script – Purano Dunga
- Best cinematography – Purano Dunga
- Best Editing – Jatara (Mitra Gurung)
- Best Music – Purano Dunga
- Best Playback singing – Loot 2
- Best Choreographer – Loot 2
- Best Sound Mixing – Jatra
- Best Background Music – Chapali Height 2
- Best Actor – Jatra (Bipin Karki)
- Best Supporting Actor – Purano Dunga (Mao Tse Gurung)
- Best Supporting Actress – Purnao Dunga (Menaka Pradhan)
Chhakka Panja won
- Best Movie
- Best Director – Deepa Shree Niraula
- Best Actress – Priyanka Karki
- Best Comedy Actor – Kedar Ghimire
- Best Commercial Movie
It’s not a big deal – kissing two lovers. But, the kissing of Priyanka Karki and Ayushman Desraj Joshi is a big deal because:
- Neither Priyanka nor Ayushman had clearly told they were in relationship before.
- Ayushman made the big announcement at the stage by terming Priyanka his “girlfriend” and her mother his “girlfriend’s mom” in the stage. When you watch the attached video you could hear a lady telling, “I was waiting for this,” at around 01:43.
- It is a clear indication that Priyanka is planning to take it as a long-term-relationship. As Priyanka Karki had previously divorced, my guess is that she must have done a better evaluation of the relationship before making it public.
The well known actress of the Nepali film industry, Jharana Thapa, has also obtained the Green Card of the USA. Jharana has become the third well known artist who had processed the Green Card from Nepal and left after obtaining the Green Card. Previously, actor Dilip Rayamajhi and actress Arunima Lamsal had left Nepal after obtaining the green card.
Although Jharana Thapa and her family is yet to confirm the report, according to the report published in the online version of Sourya Daily, Jharana’s husband has left Nepal to join his family in the USA. On the status update posted by Sunil Kumar Thapa, he has told that it is only a ‘vacation’ to meet “his princess”.
When Jharana went on a ‘vacation’ in November of 2016 – I wrote it was an “odd time” for a vacation because of the rush of the release of the debut of Jharana as a director. Now, it is clear – that was more than a vacation.
Although the comeback movie of Biraj Bhatta – ‘Jaya Parshuram’ was not successful, Biraj is making another attempt to win the heart of Nepali viewers. When Biraj left the Nepali film industry and became the superstar of Bhojpuri film industry, he was in the top position here. But, after a long absence in the industry, it is not going to be easy for Bhatt to reclaim his previous status.
There is however a possibility of Biraj Bhatta to become popular again because, another action star of his time, Nikhil Upreti, has reclaimed his stardom in the film industry recently. He has given some hit movies and is one of the busiest actors in the Nepali film industry. Biraj Bhatta also has the same potential.
Video report about ‘Harke Raja’:
Although Biraj Bhatta has told that the shooting schedule is finalized, the official announcement is pending yet. The script writing is going on and other actors are yet to be finalized. Biraj told that Deepak Ghimire and Sandip Sapkota are finalized. The shooting of the movie is scheduled to start on Shrawan 29. Continue reading
It is the birthday of Namrata Shrestha – the top actress of Nepali film industry. Last year, Namrata’s movie ‘Classic’ won her all the Best Actress awards. This year, Namrata’s movie ‘Parva’ was released. Although the movie wasn’t as successful as ‘Classic’ or ‘November Rain’, the movie’s result was as expected by the producers. The thriller movie wasn’t expected to do an exceptional business.
Namrata is one of the Top 10 actresses on the views of the film directors:
It seems, this year is going to see a huge clash between the new generation actors in the Nepali film industry. The most awaited movies this year feature either a new entry or the new generation actor. One of the most promising upcoming star of the Nepali film industry, Anmol KC’s movie ‘Kri’ is one of the most awaited movie. Similarly Pradeep Khadka’s ‘Prem Geet 2’, Paul Shah’s ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu’ and Samir Man Baniya’s movie ‘A Mero Hajur 2’ and so on.
I am presenting a list of new-age actors and their respective movies to release this year.
The most awaited movie of the year ‘Kri’ is releasing this year. The movie created a huge hype by paying him Rs. 20,00,000 and keep him locked up for a year. He also kept himself away from the media and public for almost a year in preparation of the movie. One of the most successful actors in the film industry has 100% success rate from his four movies. All four movies were superhit movies of Anmol KC.
In addition to being exciting it is a challenging year for Anmol KC. He has to keep up with the higher expectation and to justify the cost involved in the movie.
Well known writer Buddhisagar wrote in Twitter – “This week three young women of the new generation impressed me big time. Shova Sharma in writing, Rojisha Shahi in acting, Palsang Lama in music. Best wishes for the new heights.” (that was my rough translation of the Nepali text, attached at the end.)
In that list, I would like to add one more beauty – the Miss Nepal 2017, Nikita Chandak. I believe, she represent a whole new community and a diversion from the Kathmandu-centric Miss Nepal of the past. Let me introduce these four young women:
I know Rojisha Shahi:
- A new height in the film industry (height in literal sense, she sure is tall)
- Intelligent (it takes some of that to win the Miss Nepal Earth 2013 title) and
- A new promising actress who debuted in Richa Sharma’s movie ‘Aadha Love’. One more promising movie of the actress ‘Gangster Blues’ is coming soon. ‘Gangster Blues’ is the movie by superhit director of ‘Jerryy’ and ‘Hostel’, Hemraj BC. The actress of ‘Jerryy’, Anna Sharma is also making comeback in the movie.
[Read the full biography of Rojisha Shahi in Nepaliactress]
Rajesh Hamal is celebrating his 53rd birthday on June 9, 2017. It has almost been three decades since Hamal started his acting career in ‘Yug Dekhi Yug Samma’. The debut movie of the producer, Chhabi Raj Ojha and directed by Hamal’s maternal uncle, Deepak Rayamajhi, the movie became a super hit movie. The success of the movie established Hamal as a credible actor.
Rajesh Hamal didn’t have his family’s support in the initial days of his acting career. As the film industry was also in its initial stage, no actors were professional actors in those days. Hamal says that the film industry grew with is filmy career. Watch an inspiring speech given by Hamal to the students in an Indian University a while ago:
[Read biography of Rajesh Hamal and a list of his movies]
Rajesh Hamal timeline
- 1964 – Rajesh Hamal was born on June 9, 1964 in Palpa, Nepal. Hamal’s father was Chuda Bahadur Hamal and mother Renu Hamal.
- Schooling in India, Pakistan and Russia (USSR at that time), and also studied in Nepal for a year at St Xavier’s School in grade eight.
- 1985 – Modelled in Fashion Net, an Indian fashion magazine.
- 1986 – Walked as a ramp model at Kathmandu and New Delhi in 1986
- 1988 – Rajesh Hamal was initially signed in ‘Bhagya Rekha’. But, after shooting for a few days, he was replaced by another actor.
- 1989 – Release of “Yug Dheki Yug Samma”, the debut movie of Rajesh Hamal.
- 1994 – Most number of movies in a single year. 16 films featuring Rajesh Hamal were released in 1994. In other years he used to do 10-12 films in a year.
- Rajesh Hamal’s favourite films are ‘Dewata’ and ‘Basanti’.
- 2014 – Got married with Madhu Bhattarai. The marriage ceremony was held a few days before his 50th birthday.
A controversial actress, Rejina Upreti, is not active in the film industry these days. She hasn’t signed in any movies after the failure of her production debut movie ‘Bardaan’. In the mean time, she got married to Suraj Pokharel and has been living as a housewife these days.
Rejina was in affair with Suraj Pokharel, a resident of UK, for some time until she got married in 2014. After a couple of years of the marriage, she gave birth to a daughter on November 21, 2016 (Read about the childbirth of Rejina Upreti). I had also prepared a video report of the news:
Now the child is seven months old. It seems Rejina is quite busy raising up the child and is not willing to comeback in the film industry.
In the second directional venture of action star Nikhil Upreti, he is going to introduce a new actress. Shiwani Luitel, the sister of his wife, Sanchita Liutel, is going to romance with Nikhil in the movie. The movie titled ‘Commitment 60 Hours’ is going to feature Bollywood actors and is made on a story of bringing a girl from India to Nepal in a time span of 60 hours. The movie to be shot in Nepal, India, Thailand, Singapore and USA is expected to be made in a huge budget.
Video report about Nikhil Upreti’s new actress:
In a press meet held a few days ago, Nikhil had told that he is going to sky-dive in the movie. For that, he will do a real stunt in Thailand. Continue reading
A professional model, Nikita Chandak, was crowned Miss Nepal 2017 in an event held on June 2 2017. There had been some online rumours that “Nikita doesn’t look like Nepali” or “she is an Indian.” But in reality, she is a hundred percent Nepali. Even before the finale, I thought she was the most suitable candidate to be crowned Miss Nepal. That was the reason I prepared her biography and told she was “deserving candidate.”
Why did I think Nikita Chandak was the most suitable candidate to be crowned Miss Nepal?
On analyzing the 19 contestants, I had guessed either Nikita Chandak or Niti Shah to be crowned Miss Nepal. That was why I prepared the biography videos of those two contestants. My guess was right, Nikita was crowned and Niti was crowned the Miss Nepal International.
My guess was not a mere guess – it was a “calculated guess”. I had evaluated their background and their personality and the strength of their desire to become Miss Nepal. A few days before the contest, Miss Nepal 2016, Asmi Shrestha, had expressed that Nikita Chandak stood out in a fashion show held in Kathmandu. When I looked at her background and personality, she seem to give off the confidence and the personality a Miss Nepal needs.
Watch the introduction video of Nikita Chandak (I prepared it before she was crowned!)