One of the successful directors of the Nepali film industry, Tulsi Ghimire apart from being a good film director he is equally successful screenwriter, editor, cameraman, actor and lyricist.
Tulsi Ghimire was born in Sindeybong, Kalimpong, Darjeeling in India in 1951 (BS 2008 Ashad 31). Tulsi is the eldest son of Dhojman Ghimire and Narbada Ghimire and has two younger brothers and a sister. Tulsi Ghimire completed Bachelor of Arts from Kalingpong College. He entered film line after working in a job for some time.
He is married to Bharati Ghimire (Gazmer), a well known singer in many of his films. His brother Shrawan Ghimire is also a successful film producer. Tulsi’s children Bhawana Ghimire and Panchami Ghimire, have also acted in a Nepali movie for children “Swarg Ko Pari”.
Tusli Ghimire initially moved to Mumbai from Kalimpong in 1974 to work in the Indian film industry, Bollywood. Tulsi’s mentor and Bollywood editor Kamlakar Karkhanis had advised him to make Nepali movies at that time. Tusli debuted in Nepali movie industry by starting the Nepali movie “Bansuri” in 1981 as the director. Tulsi Ghimire made the second movie, Kusume Rumal, on his own story story and it was very successful.
In an interview to an online news portal, Binita Baral talked about her crush, love affair, and break-up. She talked about her first one-sided love story and the second two-way love story. Now, she says that she is free and single (reads ‘available’).
First love story:
In Grade 8, while studying in Chitwan she had crush towards a guy. She was instantly attracted to the new guy in the school. Although she was frank and spoke with every other boys in the school, she felt weak and helpless when she was in front of that guy. Once, she wrote a love letter to the boy in a very formal way. It started with ‘Sir’ and had a subject line ‘let me fall in love’. But, the guy didn’t accept the love letter – he tore her love letter and threw away. Binita was very sad and started crying. The one sided love story continued until she left the school after SLC (grade 10th).
Following text is compiled from an interview of Tulsi Ghimire. In the text he has explained how he has started his career in the movie industry and his initial struggle.
I had a feeling that I had to be popular in any cost. From the childhood I was attracted to movie sector. Born in Kalingpong in India, I used to go to the shootings that were done in the area. My parents had suggested me to become a person who is “understood by the king and known to the people”.
In my childhood I studied in Mani Memorial Primary School in Sindebung. Although there were classes for up to grade 4, I left the school after second grade. In the school, they had an unique way of teaching the alphabets – the teacher used to write the alphabets in floor and we used to lay small pebbles on top of it. From grade 3 to grade 11 I studied in Scottish University Mission Institute (SUMI). Up to grade 5 we didn’t wear any footwear. There was no school dress.
Bombay (Mumbai) Journey
In around 1973 there was a shooting of a Hindi movie, “Romeo in Sikkim” in Sikkim. I went there and met the cameraman to tell that I was crazy to get into film making. He told, “If you are crazy enough why don’t you come to Bombay?” At the age of 22 I went to Bombay to enter the film industry. I went to the cameraman’s home. But, his house wasn’t what I expected. He told me to ‘struggle’.
Bijay Kumar Pandey’s talk show, Dishanirdesh, featured Rekha Thapa, the top actress in Nepali movie industry. In the show she talked about here reel life, real life, and her thoughts and feelings.
The first child was scheduled to be delivered on August 10 but took a little while before he was born on August 21, on Krishna Janmastami. It is a coincidence that Sanchita’s next baby’s delivery date is also the same – August 10, exactly a year after the delivery date of her first child.
Divorce in Nepali movie sector has become a common happening these days. Divorce brings in pain and problems and doesn’t come easy for both the parties involved. The traditional Nepali society has made it even worse in terms of setting a ‘bad example’ in the society.
Let’s analyze some of the high profile problems in marriages of the personalities of Nepali movie industry:
Bhuwan KC / Sushmita KC – Bhuwan KC is known for his affairs with various ladies. Bhuwan KC’s first marriage with Bijaya KC ended when Bijaya went to USA with their kids. Bhuwan found Sushmita KC as his second wife. That too didn’t lasted long and they ‘divorced’ until they reunited again after the release of “Ma Timi Bina Marihalchu”. But, they have divorced again. Bhuwan’s affair with Sharmila Dangol didn’t go far and he is living alone these days. We won’t be surprised if Bhuwan and Sushmita get together after the release of ‘Sathi Ma Timro’ as predicted by friends in Films Nepal. (update- they didn’t get together, but there is rumor that Bhuwan is having an affair with Jiya KC)Aakash Shah, Anju Pant, Baburam Dhakal, bhuwan kc, Bijaya KC, Biju Ranjit, Biraj Lopchan, Bishal Bista, Dhan Bikram Malla, DJ Sishir, Gauri Malla, Kriti Bhattari, Manoj Raj, Mausami Malla, Nikhil Upreti, Pooja Chand, Pooja Lama, Prajwan Bhandari, Prasanna Poudel, Priya Rijal, Rabi Dangol, Rabi Shrestha, Raju Lama, Ranjana Sharma, Sanchita Luitel, Saujanya Subba, Seema Paneru, Shiva Shrestha, Shyam Bhattarai, Simpal Khanal, Sirjana Basnet, Siru Bista, Sonu Tharu, Suraj Chand, Surendra Shah, Sushmita Karki, Sushmita KC
Actress Sushila Rayamajhi has lost the battle against cancer and died on on Thursday, January 26, 2012 in B and B Hospital, Gwarko. The dead body is being kept in Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj.
Sushila had married twice and has a daughter from one and two daughters from another marriage. Sushila was suffering from a cancer in her womb for the last few years.
We haven’t heard much good news about Manisha Koirala these days. Her re-entry in Nepali movie wasn’t that effective and the marriage didn’t work either. She had been seeking inner peace by visiting various yoga camps and she still doesn’t seem to have gathered herself up, yet.
Manisha was caught in a very unpleasant drunken state at a newly opened restaurant. It was the opening ceremony of the new restaurant, Versova, owned and operated by her ex-boyfriend Prashant Chaudhari.
Dressed in black-grey dress, Manisha, wasn’t able to control herself and was escorted to her residence by her friends.
Various Indian media have published a rumor about Manisha Koirala initiating the paperwork of divorce filing.
In the view of past events, we can confidently say that the marriage between the Bollywood star Manisha Koirala and Nepali businessman Samrat Dahal is not working. That is the reason, people tend to believe every divorce rumors of the couple.
After the Binita Baral controversy over the publication some of her photos in various magazine covers, the producer of the movie, Arju Kumar, decided to destroy all the posters designed with the naked photos. About Rs. 250,000 was the cost of design, re-design, and printing of the destroyed posters.
UPDATE: Binita Baral organized the press meet. She is ‘happy’ to tell her story and seems ‘happier’ by the amount of media attraction the photo created. In her Facebook she didn’t care to tell what was the real thing she told in the press meet. That means it is not the important. It seems, the press meet was well planned beforehand and they had taken some photos specially for the anticipated press meet – photos showing undergarments. Binita posted this message in Facebook:
The Facebook message says nothing about her concern (because, she isn’t concerned about the real issue). She didn’t even felt the need to clarify in her Facebook profile (because, she doesn’t want to spoil the media attention).
Original article continues ….
Binita Baral, the ‘Chapali Heights‘ fame model/actress, has been in and out of controversy since she enter the Nepali movie industry. At first she was kicked out of a movie, without compensation, after she had already signed the deal.
It is easy to follow what others do as long as talent is not involved. Karishma Manandhar‘s beauty is envied by every other actresses in Nepali movie industry and it is not much surprising if an aspiring actress follows her steps.
Actor Bhuwan KC had organized a huge party on the occasion of his daughter’s marriage. In the party, high profile gusts were invited including ex-King Gyanendra Shah. Ex-king arrived one hour before the party began and left offering his best wishes to the new couple and having a cup of black coffee.
Participants included speaker of the house Subash Nebwang, Chief of Army Chatra Man Gurung, ex-prime ministers Madhav Kumar Nepal and Surya Bahadur Thapa.
Actress and model Namrata Shrestha is going to start acting in theater with a debut role in an English play "Oleanna". The play will start from December 2, 2011 under the direction of by Deborah Herola.
The doctor of Arunima Lamsal have estimated the birth date of her first child to be on November 26, 2011 (Mangsir 10). After the fetal ultrasound, to Arunima’s delight, the doctors have also confirmed that her first baby will be a girl.
Talking to an online magazine, Arunima told that she and the family members are so excited that that they have already started calling her the "Young Arunima".