A movie made on the story of Badi community, ‘Mero Katha’ was released on the Mid-Western and Far-Western parts of Nepal on March 29. All the actors in ‘Mero Katha’ are new faces in movie industry and two well known actors – Aayush Rijal and Poojana Pradhan are also featured in guest roles (Previous post on Poojana’s role in Mero Katha).
The producer, Rabindra Baral, said that the movie is doing very well in the local theaters. The local Badi community are very excited to see their own life style in the movie.
This year’s Haritara Film Award was awarded to actor Sunil Thapa and actor/director Dinesh DC for their contribution to the Nepali movie industry. A program held by Haritara Award Guthi in Kathmandu on March 30 to hand over the award to the winner.
Actor Sunil Thapa has been active in the movie industry for the last 25 years and DC has been active as a journalist, RJ, actor and director for the last 15 years. The award amount is Rs. 25,000. In addition to awarding Sunil Thapa and DC, five other film related personal to be honored were producer Chhabi Raj Ojha, film journalist ShantiPriya, actress Sapana Shrestha, artist Binod Shrestha and actress/producer Jenny Kunwar.
Nepali Movie – Bahadur
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Bipana Thapa, Raj Thapa, Pawan Joshi, Parbati Adhikari, Richa Dhakal, Gopal Bhutani etc.
Script / Dialogue – Rajkumar Shrestha
Story / Director – Ashok Shrestha
Nepali movie industry is largely influenced by Indian movie industry, Bollywood. Similar to Bollywood, it is easier for the kids of actors and film technicians to enter the film industry. Some of the names of second generation artists in Nepali industry include:
Samyam Puri - son of director Narayan Puri started in movies as a child artists and had debuted as an adult actor in ‘Samaya’.
Salon Basnet – son of actor and director Shovit Basnet is also debuting in ‘Hostel’.Anmol KC, Badri Adhikari, Bhawana Regmi, bhuwan kc, Bijaya Thapa, Bipana Basnet, Gaurav Pahadi, Gopal Raj Mainali, Ishowri Pradhan, Keki Adhikari, Madan Das Shrestha, Narayan Puri, Nirak Poudel, Prakash Thapa, Prasiddhi Rayamajhi, Ragini Khadgi, Rajendra Khadgi, Raymon Das Shrestha, Rista Basnet, Sajja Mainali, Salon Basnet, Sambhu Pradhan, Sambhujit Baskota, Samyam Puri, Shiva Regmi, Shovit Basnet, Suryajit Baskota, Sushila Rayamajhi, Tika Pahadi, Uddav Poudel
Actor Bhuwan KC is known for scandals and numerous affairs with all sort of women. Bhuwan prides himself as the playboy of Nepali movie industry and is occasionally seen with women younger than his kids.
In a latest rumor, Bhuwan KC is seeing Ashika Tamang, a nurse by training. Ashika and Bhuwan were seen together in the sets of the movie ‘Hostel’. Ashika is currently modeling in some music video and is seeking an opportunity to get a role in a movie.
A premier show of movie ’9o’clock’ was organized in Kathmandu on Thursday, a day before it’s official release. Journalists and film industry personals were invited to watch the movie.
The movie is made on the story of a person who thinks money is everything in life. In spite of the projection of the movie as a sex-oriented movie, the movie didn’t have much sex contents.
In a press conference, Actress Nisha Adhikari has announced her plan to scale Mt. Everest soon. Nisha is planning to start her Everest journey on April 6, 2013.
In the press conference organized by the Film Artist Association in Anamnagar, Kathmandu actor Nawal Khadka, actress Karishma Manandhar, actress Basundhara Bhusal, Ramesh Budhathoki, Dinesh DC, Rajesh Payal Rai and others were present to offer their best wishes to Nisha for the journey. Nisha expressed her sadness on the absence of the FDB head, Dharmendra Kumar Marbaita ‘Pappu’ in spite of the invitation.
This is the sixth movie of Sophiya Cine Arts.
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Film producer and Karishma Manandhar‘s husband Binod Manandhar celebrated his birthday on Holi. To celebrate his birthday and Holi with film artists Karishma had organized a party in her house. Like in year 2011, many of the film artists had shown up in the party to enjoy the festival of colors.
In the party, Binod cut a cake and Karishma opened a bottle of champagne and shared them with the guests. Almost 600 guests were present in the event. Last year, Karishma didn’t organized such party because of the mourning on the death of Binod’s father.
update - More photos added at the end.
Holi at Poojana Stri’s place
The festival color, Holi is the best festival of the kids and Poojana Pradhan is the best person to count on celebrating Holi with kids. Poojana’s message, "Your happiness is my destiny." and she has wished best wishes of Holi to her lovely kids,family,friends,fans and audience. Poojana adds, "Enjoy Holi without hurting others!"
After the marijuana incident of Shivaratri, the relationship between Rekha Thapa and the Film Development Board (FDB) head Dharmendra Kumar Marbaita (Pappu) has been a topic of gossip in the film sector. Rekha had unsuccessfully attempted to get herself in Pappu’s place in FDB.
The FDB head Pappu had visited Dolkha with FDB employee to inspect the proposed Film city in the area on Thursday. On the next day, Rekha Thapa and Jharana Thapa had also visited Dolkha to worship in Dolkha Bhimsen temple. With them, journalist Prakash Subedi and Jharana husband Sunil Kumar Thapa had also visited the place.
Nepali Movie – Mahan
Starring – Biraj bhatt, Arjun Karki, Rose Rana, Jharana Thapa, Usha Poudel, Dinesh Sharma, Jaya Kishan Basnet, Ganesh Upreti, Baldeep Rai, Hiuwala Gautam, Bishnu Sapkota etc.
Director – Krishna Chapagai
This movie is the presentation of Dinesh Sharma for Rakshyanda Films
Warning – This is a scary movie.
Nepali Movie – Aatma (The Soul)
Starring – Deepak Tripathi, Jyoti Sharma, Bhairav Sapkota, Aasha Paudel, Prince, Jasmin Adhikari etc.
Concept and Direction – Ashok Shrestha
This movie is the presentation of Bhairab Sapkoata and Pitambar Regmi for MM Films and International Production.
Nepali Movie – Dilmaya
Starring – NIkhil Upreti, Arunima Lamsal, Ashok Phuyal, Pawan Basnet, Shaligram Khadka, Elija Rijal, Raju Giri, Rashmi Bhatta etc.
Script / Dialogue – Pradeep Bhatta
Story / producer / Director – Raju Giri
Dil Sova explains what happened