It is not only in the Nepali movie industry, divorce among Nepali couple has been in the increasing trend these days. This might be because, compromising is not in the cards of today’s youth. I think, there is nothing wrong to get out of the relationship that is not working out. But, divorce also brings a lot of pain and problems to the both the couple involved. The traditional Nepali society has made it even worse by tagging them ‘bad example’ to the society.
This post was originally written on Jan 29, 2012. In the mean time I had updated it to reflect the changes in the status of Nepali artists. I think, it is the time to rewrite the whole post.
Rekha Thapa and Chhabi Raj Ojha
2016 – Rekha Thapa and Chhabi Raj Ojha have officially divorced after 4 years of unofficial divorce after a decade of living together. They signed the legal paper and make it legal in August of 2016. Right after the divorce, Chhabi has told that he is planning to get married for the fourth time. Will he marry the actress Shilpa Pokharel or is he using the controversy only to promote his movie – that is a huge mystery of the Nepali movie industry.
While shooting and post-production of ‘Himmatwali’ Rekha is having an affair with Sudarshan Gautam. But, right after the release of the movie, Rekha reportedly dumped Sudarshan.
Nepali Movie – Dulahi
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Sumina Ghimire, Mukesh Dhakal, Karishma Manandhar, Saroj KC, Rabi Giri, Rashmi Bhatta, Surbir Pandit etc.
Director – Baburam Dhakal
Full movie in a single part:
Nepali movie – 9 O’Clock
Starring – Sumina Ghimire, Dhruba Dutta, Dixya Pathak, Padam GC etc.
Director – Baburam Dhakal
A controversial movie ‘9 O’Clock’ was popular for the hot scenes of actress Sumina Ghimire and her affair with the producer of the movie, Ramesh Sambedana. The affair got a new height when she was spotted at the airport with the producer on her secret trip to Malaysia.
The start of the movie was controversial when Film Development Board (FDB) found the script unacceptable. They allowed the shooting after the script was modified as required by the FDB.
The movie was premiered in Doha on the new year and was released on March 29, 2013 was also featured in Indian television stations Sony and Zee TV.
Nepali Movie – Parkhi Rakha Hai (2011)
Starring – Sanchita Luitel, Melina Manandhar, Mukesh Dhakal, Dil Shrestha, Nistez Niroula, Surbir Pandit, Bidya Karki, Mithila Sharma (guest artist) etc.
Director – Baburam Dhakal
A 2011 movie, “Parkhi Rakha Hai” is a presentation of Diya Films by Dil Shrestha.
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 latest report, Nepali movie ‘9 O’Clock’ is going to be featured in Indian TV channels Sony and Zee TV after a few months of it’s release in theaters in Nepal. The movie is scheduled to release in theaters on Chaitra 16, 2069 (on March 29).
On the occasion of new year, Nepali movie “9 O’clock” is going to be premiered in Doha, Qatar. Aryan films presentation “9 O’clock” is produced by Ramesh Sambedana and directed by Baburam Dhakal.
The movie was dragged into controversy when the FDB refused to let it go on floor because of unacceptable script. That was not all, the movie was previously called ‘A69’ and when the name was linked to sex position, it was renamed by a less-suggestive name. But, now it
has passed all hurdles and all set to release.
The audio of the movie ‘9 O’clock’ was released in a program in Kathmandu on Dec 16. The audio was launched by poet Usha Sherchan, actress Sumina Ghimire and the director Baburam Dhakal. Three songs in the movie are sung by singers Rajesh Payal Rai, Rajina Rimal, Indira Joshi and Shiva Pariyar.
The movie had been controversial from the start because of sex content in the movie. The script of the movie was accused to be vulgar by the FDB. Previous named ‘a 69’, the movie was renamed later to sound like a decent movie.
During the music launch the director Baburam Dhakal told, although the movie is sex-centered but, it doesn’t have sex-scenes as rumored. The actress Sumina Ghimire tried to dilute the sex issue by telling she would prefer to watch the first show of the movie with her family.
Sexual theme has become the trend of Nepali movie industry in the recent time. Success of ‘Palpalma’ and ‘Chapali Height‘ have encouraged movie makers to choose movies of sexual themes.
Director Baburam Dhakal is directing a movie named ‘a 69’. Director told that the artists for the movie hasn’t been finalized yet. Made on the story, script and dialogue of Prakash Puri, the movie will also be shot in the UK.
UPDATE – 2016:
Simpal Khanal married a UK resident businessman of Pakistani origin. Rekha has legally divorced in August of 2016. Shayam Bhattarai has also gone to the USA (I don’t have any information if Shyam has met Ranjana Sharma there).
UPDATE: November 2014:
2012 – Actress Rekha Thapa ended her 10-years-long marriage by divorcing Chhabi Raj Ojha. Rekha is having affair with Sudarshan Gautam and Chhabi has high hopes to marry Shilpa Pokharel. (report of Rekha’s divorce, Chhabi talking about his interest on Shilpa Pokharel, and Sudarshan talking about marrying Rekha Thapa.)
2012 – Actress Priyanka Karki‘s marriage with Rochak Mainali didn’t last more that two years. The Miss Teen 2005 revealed about the divorce in 2013, after a year of the event (more about Rochak and Priyanka’s divorce).
2014 – Suleman Shankar (Iku) divorced his wife of 5 years Jaya KC (report on Iku’s divorce).
Saranga Shrestha – Saranga married a US citizen and divorced. She is currently married to a young Nepali guy, Ramesh, living in the USA. Saranga and Ramesh have a daughter.
** Original article continues**
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)
The movie Dulahi (Dulahee) is going to be premeired on the birthday of its Dulaha, Rajesh Hamal. Wednesday, June 8, 2011 (Jestha 25) is the birthday of Rajesh Hamal.
The movie directed by Baburam Dhakal features Rajesh Hamal, Mukesh Dhakal, Karishma Manandhar, and Sumina Ghimire in the leading roles.