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The current election is considered to be one of the most important step towards the future of Nepal as a country. For that reason, most of the artists of the Nepali film industry have been actively participating in the election awareness. Most of them have joined one of the many political parties and those who haven’t joined any party are also actively participating in the awareness of people about their voting rights.
Nepali superstar Rajesh Hamal is going to vote in the constituency no. 6 in Kathamndu. He is not affiliated to any party and he is also asking everybody to vote in the election.
Actress Karishma Manandhar is voting at Kathmandu constituency no. 3. Karishma is also one of the few artists who is not a member of any political party. She has also been asking every Nepali to vote the truthful and capable person in the election.
Chhabi Raj Ojha is not only the ex-husband of Rekha Thapa, he is also a very successful producer. He is credited for creating the environment to make Rekha the top actress. Rekha also respect Chhabi as her guardian in the industry.
In a talk to a journalist of a weekly, ‘Saptahik’, Chhabi pointed out some good and bad points of the actress. In this post, we will only quote the good points and will write another post to discuss the bad aspects of the actress.
Here are some highlights of Tihar celebrations of Nepali celebrities.
Actress Namrata Shrestha celebrated Bhai Tika:
The following photos shared by Rekha Thapa shows Namrata, Karishma and Rekha lighting sparkles fire works. The nearness between Namrata and Rekha is considered the new development in the relationship between actresses in Nepali movie industry.
After Dashain, Tihar is the second biggest festival in Nepal. One of the most colorful festivals of all time, Deepawali is celebrated by worshiping the goddess of wealth, Laxmi. Both male and female worship the goddess but women draw rangoli and other colorful arts on floor to invite the goddess in the house. Here are some photos of Nepali actresses who have done the worshiping and celebration of Deepawali.
Actress Namrata Shrestha celebrated Laxmi Puja in her home and at her restaurant – Attic Bar in Lazimpat.
In ‘Damdar’ Rekha is featured as a patriotic ex-police officer who was laid-off. The movie produced by Chandra Gautam features action of Chandra Panta. The cinematographer of the movie is Saurabh Lama. The director Kamal Krishna has also written the script and composed the music of the movie.
Nepali actress Rekha Thapa has won the best actress award in HTV Filmykhabar D Cine Award. Rekha was awarded the award for her role in her movie ‘Lanka’. The best actor award was awarded to Jiwan Luitel for his role in ‘Notebook’. In the best movie category, ‘Rhythm’ was awarded the best in the year.
In this year’s award, ‘Maya’s Bar’, ‘Rhythm’ and ‘Notebook’ bagged most of the awards.
- It was the first movie she had produced alone. All of Rekha Film’s previous movie were produced by Chhabi Raj Ojha.
- While Rekha was busy in ‘Kali’, Chhabi was producing his own ‘Loafer’. The media had termed the ‘Loafer’ actress Rajani KC the new Rekha. Some even speculated Chhabi marrying Rajani.
- The release date of ‘Loafer’ and ‘Kali’ was set on the same date – Fulpati of Dashain.
- These issueses led Rekha to approach Chhabi (or, the other way around) to let Chhabi distribute ‘Kali’. That saved Rekha from a tough competition. But, it also created another problem. The distributors Rekha had previously promised for the distribution of the movie got angered by the Rekha and Chhabi team. They found another movie featuring Rekha to release on the same date as ‘Kali’
- The Bhojpuri movie ‘Damani’ was a hit movie in Bhojpuri and it features Rekha in a guest role. The distributors, decided to highlight Rekha and release the movie to take away ‘Kali’ viewers.
Although Rekha’s ‘Kali’ was saved from the competition of Chhabi’s movie ‘Loafer’ it’s couldn’t escape from herself in ‘Damini’. The publicity of the movie paid off and ‘Kali’ remained in theater for more than two weeks.
We posted a big list of photos of Nepali artists celebrating the biggest festival in Nepal, Dashain. We have more photos to share with our readers so, this second update on the Dashain celebration of Nepali artists.
Priyanka took tika from Rajesh Hamal:
Dashain is the biggest festival in Nepal. The festival is known for meeting family members, eating, playing and enjoying.
A lot of Nepali are working in foreign land and they can’t go back home in the festival, so some Nepali artists have gone to the foreign lands to make the foreign bound Nepali at home. Our friends at Nepaliactress.com have compiled a list of artist currently participating in various cultural programs abroad. Those celebrities had sacrificed their own festive needs for the entertainment of other fellow Nepali living abroad.
Today, we have compiled some pictorial presentation of Nepali artists celebrating the festival.
On the Fulpati day of Dashain two movies of Rekha Thapa are releasing. Such a release of ‘Kali’ and ‘Damini’ at the same time can divide the viewers causing loss of revenue to both of them.
It seems, the clash in release is started when Rekha choose Chhabi Raj Ojha to distribute the movie. Before that, distributor Manoj Rathi was supposed to release the movie. Manoj Rathi group lost the right when Chhabi Raj Ojha entered the scene. After that, Manoj Rathi group purchased the rights of Bhojpuri film ‘Damini’ to release on the same date.
After protests from the party workers, Bhuwan KC was removed from the CPN UML election candidate list. Although he was stated to represent party in Kathmandu constituency 1 in the initial list, he was removed after protest. In the final list, Bidhya Neupane will represent the party in the constituency.
In the similar manner, actress Rekha Thapa was also removed from the final candidate list of the CPN Maoist. When Rekha’s attempt to get ticket in Kathmandu failed, she was successful in getting the recommendation from Parsa district. But, in the final list she was replaced by Baliram Shah in Parsa 1 constituency.
Rekha Thapa’s attempt to get a ticket from Kathmandu wasn’t successful. But, the CPN Maoist Parsa committee has nominated Rekha for the election in Parsa-1 electoral district. In the meeting of Bhojpura Rajya Samiti, held on Thursday, Basaruddhin Ansari was nominated in Parsa-2 election.
Rekha Thapa is a popular actress and she has a high chance of getting elected. But, the result of election depend on various factors like the competing opponent, personal behavior, and other unseen factors. Read the rest of this entry »
Nepali Movie – Mero Jiwan Sathi
Starring – Rekha Thapa, Resh Marahatta, Sushma Karki, Ragini Khadgi, Shivam Pokharel, Sirjana Basnet etc.
Writer / Screenplay – Samipya Timilsena
Director – Diwakaar Bhattarai
The movie is a presentation of Surya Karki for Yaman Music. There was a controversy during the shooting of ‘Mero Jiwan Sathi’ about Sushma Karki arriving drunk at the shooting spot.