A friendly football match, Bhakundo Bhidanta, was held between the film artists and advertisement professionals held in Dasarath Stadium on Saturday May 18, 2013. The film artists lost to the advertisement professionals by 4 to 2 goals.
The artists who participated in the match include actors Rajesh Hamal, Jiwan Luitel, Jitu Nepal, Kiran KC, Hari Bamsha Acharya and actresses Jharana Thapa, Binita Baral, Garima Pant, Poojana Pradhan, Deepa Shree Niraula, Sushma Karki, Nita Dhungana etc. The football match of the artists who couldn’t control the ball was funny and full of enjoyment. Akash Khawas had scored two goals for the artists.
Because of his popularity in Bhojpuri movies, actor Biraj Bhatt hasn’t done many Nepali Nepali movies these days. A new movie of Biraj to be released on this Friday is made in both languages -Nepali and Bhojpuri. The movie made in a budget of IRs. 15 million features a story of love, action and family.
The movie made under Darshana Arts banner is directed by Nirmal KC. With Biraj Bhatt the movie also features Poojana Pradhan, Sonali Joshi, Puskar Bhatt and Binaya Anand in main roles. The actress Sonali Joshi is a actress of South India and Binaya Anand is a close relative of Bollywood actor Govinda. Apart from featuring Indian actors, the movie is mostly shot in Mumbai. The movie features the music of Suresh Adhikari, choreography of Kanu Mukherji, action of Mojil Kaushal and cinematography of Akram Khan.
Poojana started her career as a fashion model and her career got a boost when she did bikini shots for an online modeling site. She debuted in the film industry in ‘Hero’ with Rekha Thapa. Although Rekha could become the top actress in the industry, Poojana wasn’t that successful.
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.
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!"
Three new movie ‘Rakshya’, ‘Katha’, and ‘Love in China Border’ are going to release in theaters all over Nepal on March 22.
The controversial director Raju Giri‘s ‘Rakshya’ was dragged into controversy after releasing shooting photos of bed scenes and hot posters. Later, the bed scene was removed from the movie and the posters were also redesigned. As a result, the censor board has awarded it with a ‘PG’ certificate – suitable for children on adult supervision. The movie features Rajesh Hamal, Poojana Pradhan, Ashok Phuyal, and Sarika Ghimire in main roles. The story is written by Prakash Dhital, music composed by Arjun Pokharel and cinematography of Rameshowr Karki.
Actress Poojana Pradhan is going to be featured in new looks in her upcoming movie ‘Mero Katha’. The movie features the actress in a village looks. In the movie Poojana and Aayush Rijal are featured as guest artists.
The producer of the movie, Rabindra Baral, is also working as a fight director and cameraman in the movie.
The first look poster of ‘Rakshya’ was promptly changed after Poojana Pradhan objected on her photo being without clothes on the poster. The new poster is similar except Poojana has a garment wrapped around her torso.
By the instant change of the poster it seems, the designer was expecting the objection from Poojana and was well prepared to change the poster. In the online world, it is not easy to replace a poster by another as both will continue to
Director Raju Giri prefers to get himself into controversy when female artists are concerned. He opened up Sushma Karki in the poster of the movie ‘Bindass’ (the poster) and they stopped talking with each other. Now, it is the turn of Poojana Pradhan (Poojana Stri) to open up in Raju Giri’s film poster.
Shiva Shrestha won the Lifetime Achievement Award
Actress Rekha Thapa was awarded the best actress award for her role in ‘Kasle Choryo Mero Man’ in Box Office Film Award 2069, held on Friday December 7, 2012 in Dubai. Rekha was also the best actress in Viewer’s Choice. Among actors, Rajesh Hamal won the Viewer’s Choice award and Aryan Sigdel won the best actor award. Producer Chhabi Raj Ojha was awarded the viewer’s choice award (producer). The best movie was declared to be ‘Bato Muni Ko Phool’. Best movie in Viewer’s Choice category was ‘First Love’. The best director award was awarded to Suraj Subba for ‘Bato Muni Ko Phool’. In the event, awards in 31 different categories were awarded.
Actor Shiva Shrestha was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Other actors honored during the ceremony include actor Bhuwan KC, Suman Singh, Mohankrishna Shrestha, Madhukar Shrestha, and Sunil Manandhar.
Nepali movie ‘Chandrawati’ is releasing on November 30, 2012. The movie directed by Raju Giri features Rajesh Hamal, Aayush Rijal, and Sashi Khadka in leading roles. The movie features the cinematography of Kumar Bakhati, fight direction of Roshan Shrestha , music direction of Arjun Pokharel, choreography of Shiva Sharma, editing of Washim Shah, and script of Pradeep Bhatta.
After a long vacation in the US to celebrate Dashain and Tihar, Nepali Superstar Rajesh Hamal returned back to Nepal on November 21, 2012. Rajesh Hamal had left Nepal on October and he had celebrated the festival of brothers and sisters, Tihar festival, with his sisters living in the US, after a long time.
While in the US Rajesh Hamal partic
ipated in various cultural programs and danced in stage with a actresses like Karishma Manandhar and Saranga Shrestha. He also met various Nepali people living in the US, participated in different programs and also told jokes on himself, Rajesh Dai jokes.
Poojana Stri, previously known as Poojana Pradhan, has become the latest actress to debut as a producer. Poojana started her entertainment career as a model and then she started acting in movies. In the last few years, Poojana has started some businesses and has also been involved in spiritual and social works.
Poojana has registered her production company named Poojana Films and the firs movie she will produce is titled ‘Namaste Dubai’. The movie will feature Nepali workers in Dubai. Poojan
a has claimed that in addition to this movie, she has also prepared stories for her next two ventures.
The shooting of the movie will be done in Dubai and she has already received the shooting license from Media City. For the selection of the shooting spots Poojana had visited Dubai on September 13 and she had returned back last week to finalize other things. The movie will feature six lead actors including Ashish Purush and Rajkumar Neupane. Among the actresses Sandhya Bhandari and Poojana herself are finalized. The director and cinematographer of the movie are yet to be finalized.
Popular model and actress Poojana Pradhan is known as Poojana Stri these days, quite a different name from her original/official identity. Neither Poojana nor Pradhan nor Stri are in her official documents.
Poojana Pradhan actually is Gurung by birth, not Pradhan. Poojana’s mother Uma Pradhan and father Khadga Bahadur Gurung decided to divorce when Poojana was a little kid. When her dad married another woman she started living with the single mom. Being with the Pradhan mom, it never came to her that she has to write Gurung as her last name. Her parents named her Puja in her childhood.
Speed Group of Makers present
Nepali Movie – Tahalka
Starring – Ramit Dhungana, Dilip Rayamajhi, Richa Ghimire, Poojana Pradhan, Hemanta Budhathoki etc.
Writer – Subash Singh Basnet
Director – Deepak Parikoti