‘Kismat 2’ announced, Rekha Thapa didn’t show up.
The well known producer Chhabi Raj Ojha started in Nepali film industry at the age of 25 years. It has been more 25 years since he has been active in distribution and production of Nepali movies. On the occasion of his 50th birthday and silver jubilee in Nepali film industry, a special program was organized in Kathmandu. In addition to cutting cakes and receiving gifts, Chhabi also announced an upcoming movie – ‘Kismat 2’. A sequel of the hit movie ‘Kismat’ (watch Kismat here) is the 18th production of the director.
History of film production of Chhabi Raj Ojha:
Three actresses who debuted in Chhabi’s film – Shilpa Pokharel, Rajani KC and Poojana Pradhan in Chhabi’s 50th birthday (Left to right):
The sequence of the movie produced some 7 years ago under the direcction of Ujjwal Ghimire will be directed by the director Shyam Bhattarai. It is to be noted that Shyam Bhattarai was kicked out of Rekha Films camp while directing ‘Himmatwali‘. Rekha had taken over the direction of the movie from Shyam Bhattarai.
Chhabi Raj Ojha and new entries in film industry:
Chhabi Raj Ojha is known for introducing well known actors like Rajesh Hamal, late actor Shree Krishna Shrestha, actress Rekha Thapa, actress Bipana Thapa, actress Poojana Pradhan, actor Aryan Sigdel, actress Shilpa Pokharel. He is also credited to start the filmy career of Rajendra Khadgi, Arunima Lamsal, Aayush Rijal, Nabin Shrestha, Sabin Shrestha, Kishor Khatiwada and comedy actor Narayan Tripathi. Directors Bishow Basnet, Pradeep Shrestha, Shabir Shrestha, Kamal Krishna Poudel, Aditya bikram Lamsal had also debuted in Chhabi Raj Ojha’s films. Actor Biraj Bhatt had also debuted in leading role in Chhabi’s film ‘Himmat).
Actors debuted in Chhabi Raj Ojha’s films:
- Rajesh Hamal (Yug Dekha Yug Samma – Chhabi’s first movie)
- Shree Krishna Shrestha (Nata – Chhabi’s 2nd movie)
- Bipana Thapa (Janmabhumi – Chhabi’s 3rd movie)
- Rekha Thapa (Hero – Chhabi’s 4th movie)
- Poojana Pradhan (Hero)
- Arunima Lamsal (Yestai Rahechha Jindagi – 6th movie)
- Biraj Bhatt (Himmat – 8th movie)
- Aryan Sigdel (Kismat – 9th movie)
- Aayush Rijal (Hifajat – 10th film)
- Nabin Shrestha
- Sabin Shrestha (Andaj – 12th film)
- Kishor Khatiwada (Lanka – 14th film)
- Rajani KC (Loafer – 16th film)
- Shilpa Pokharel (Lazza – 17th film)
Many of these people were present in the birthday celebration except for the most notable Rekha Thapa, Rajesh Hamal (he was out of city) and Aryan Sigdel (was undergoing a surgery of one of his feet).
Directors who debuted in Chhabi Raj Ojha films:
- Bishow Basnet
- Pradeep Shrestha
- Shabir Shrestha
- Kamal Krishna Poudel
- Aditya bikram Lamsal
Movies produced by Chhabi Raj Ojha (almost all movies before ‘Loafer” are available to watch in xnepali):
- Yug Dekha Yug Samma
- Janmabhumi (features Chhabi’s second wife Gitanjali Sunuwar)
- Hero (debuts Chhabi’s third wife Rekha Thapa)
- Kasto Saino
- Yestai Rahechha Jindagi
- Ajambari Nata
- Kasle Choryo Mero Man
- Kismat 2 (announced)
Five milestones of Chhabi Ojha’s film industry career: