The Bollywood film industry is considered one of the largest film industry in the world. The movie industry has gone worldwide because of the popularity of the movies. The opportunity to be a part of the film industry is very difficult. In such an environment, few Nepali artists have established themselves as credible artists. The following video discusses the Nepali artists in Bollywood:
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In addition to the artists mentioned above, other Nepali artists who worked in Bollywood include Jharana Bajracharya (in Love in Nepal) and Karishma Manandhar (in Danga Fasad).
The prime minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to meet some well known Bollywood actors and producers in New Delhi. The meeting is being held in coordination with the Nepal Embassy in New Delhi with the help of Bollywood actress of Nepali origin, Manisha Koirala.
According to a report in the Times of India, Oli will meet actor Jackie Shroff, director Subash Ghai, producers and other well known Bollywood personalities.
Nepali actor Biraj Bhatt and Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor have teamed up to act in a Bhojpuri movie. Being too busy in Bhojpuri movies Biraj hasn’t appeared in Nepali movie for a while. All the recent movies of Biraj released in Nepal are dubbed Bhojpuri films. The last movie of Biraj titled ‘Jungbhumi’ was released on July 10.
Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor has been quite popular negative and comedy-role actor in Bollywood. Shakti’s daughter Shraddha Kapoor has also made a good impression in Bollywood film industry. Being an influential actor in Bollywood, Shakti Kapoor is believed to be of help to Biraj in debuting in Bollywood films.
In a Facebook status post, previous adult film star of Hollywood and the current Bollywood sensation, Sunny Leone, has said that she is ‘working on something special for Nepal … #getsexy see you soon Nepal xoxo’. She hasn’t given any further clue on what her plans are.
Based on her message she is involved in something related to her profession. It might be a shooting or some sort of a program. Her #getsexy hashtag in the message rules out any social works. We will surely know more details of her visit in near future.
Miss Nepal 2012, Shristi Shrestha, is featured in a remix video of a popular song of a Bollywood movie ‘Jackpot’. The music video features the actor of the movie Sachin Joshi opposite to Shristi. In the original filming of the song ‘Kabhi Jo Badal Barse…’ actress Sunny Leone was featured opposite to Sachin.
In the music video, Shristi seem to be a competition to Sunny in terms of the sensuality (watch the video to decide):
A number of Bollywood celebrities have expressed their concern towards the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Here are the sayings of of the celebrities from our neighboring country:
Right after the earthquake, Bollywood megha-star Amitabh Bachchan told that he was saddened by the disaster. He wrote in Twitter, "Seeing devastating pictures and news of the earthquake in Nepal ! Prayers that all is well and all are safe." He later added:
In a week of the visit of a Bollywood actress, Raveena Tandon, another Bollywood actress, Sushmita Sen has arrived in Nepal. Like Tandon, Sushmita is also in Kathmandu to participate in a jewellery pageant. Invited by Classic Diamond Jewellery, she will participate in a two-days-long jewellery pageant and will inaugurate the outlet of the jewellery in New Road.
It is not the first time of Sushmita to visit Nepal. Last time Sushmita was in Kathmandu to participate in a fashion show. She has plans to visit Pashupati and other places in the valley.
UPDATE – Photos of the fashion show are available here. Raveena Tandon looked like a Nepali bride in the show.
To participate in a Jewelry Fashion show by Nepal Gem and Jewelry Association, Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon has arrived in Kathmandu.
Raveena will wear and promote Nepali Jewelries in the show to be held on November 5, 2014 at the Hotel Yak and Yeti. Nepali models will also join Raveena in the ramp.
Photo – A file photo of Raveena Tandon
After landing in Nepal on Tuesday Raveena expresses her happiness to visit the birth place of Gautam Buddha and the country of Mt. Everest.
A lot of Bollywood artists have been visiting Nepali these days. A few days after the visit of Aamir Khan another Bollywood actor Jitendra had arrived in Kathmandu. The purpose of Aamir’s and Jitendra’s visits are however a lot different. While Aamir was in Nepal for social work, Jitendra has arrived as a tourist.
An audio/slideshow report:
Jitendra has arrived in Nepal with his wife Shova Kapoor. Shova and Jitendra had visited Nepal last time in their honeymoon. Although it’s the second visit of Shova, it is fourth visit of Jitendra after his first on in 1974.
Nepali actress, Usha Poudel, is going to debut in a Bollywood movie ‘Sun Ladki’. The actress who started as a television actress in Nepal and was featured in Nepali movies like ‘Muna Madan’ was struggling in Mumbai for last few years.
The pre-production of ‘Sun Ladki’ has completed and is going to floor soon. In the movie, Usha’s role will not be the leading actress but next to the leading one. If the movie becomes successful, there is a high chance that Usha might establish herself as a Bollywood star. The rumor about Usha doing the Bollywood the movie started last year.
A news about a Nepali actor, Shri Krishna Shrestha, starting a business named “Kollywood Planet” left me thinking – is the Nepali movie industry Kollywood?
Although, Shri Krishna Shrestha’s business doesn’t seem much related to the Nepali movie industry, I have a feeling, he does want to represent the Nepali film industry. The name, Kollywood, seems to be inspired by the combination of Kathmandu and Hollywood. But, when I checked the name in Google, there was no reference of Kollywood being related to Nepali (or Kathmandu) film industry, at least, not on the first page.
That means, either we have to forget about the name “Kollywood” to represent our movie industry or, make it more popular by using it more frequently. In this context, let us review what Hollywood is and, what names are inspired by Hollywood:
In the modern time, Hollywood has become an iconic name to represent the US movie industry. The success of Hollywood movies has inspired other film industries to nickname themselves with Hollywood-inspired names.
Hollywood is a district in Los Angeles, California, United States (yes, it’s not a movie industry in itself, as believed popularly). The place situated west-northwest of downtown Los Angeles, got it’s cultural identity as the center of movie studios and movie stars when movie making activities increased in the early 20th century.
On the evening of Saturday, December 10, 2011, various artists including various singers and comedy artists of Bollywood presented various programs. The main attraction of the program was the singer Mamata Sharma and comedy artist Raju Srivastav.
A new Nepali movie K Yo Maya Ho? directed by Sudarshan Thapa is releasing in Shrawan. The promo of the movie got good responses from the viewers and is expected to do good business. Reasons? Here are two of them:
- It is a second venture of Sudarshan Thapa and also he had commited that this movie is not a copied movie like his previous one Mero Euta Saathi Chha. He had confirmed that this movie contains totally fresh story of four youngsters.
- Music of the movie was expected to be good and finally it has got very good response too as Sudarshan and Sugam’s first movie Mero Euta Saathi Chha.
It was an incident when I went to watch a movie in Kumari Cinema. During the interval, when I was having coffee with one of my friends we saw a group of guys aged 18-22. They were were there to watch a Hindi movie.
One of the guys showed the poster of a recently released Nepali movie ‘Mann Manai Man Paraye’ and said, Why all Nepali movies have got same type of posters and story? Always action and same actors? Another replied, "Our country is poor, so Nepali film industry lacks the technology Hollywood and Bollywood is blessed with. Nepali film makers have to work with limited technology. Or else our movies will also be better like Hindi and English ones." I felt good to hear the positive views of the youngsters about Nepali films.
Sonali Bendre’s wardrobe malfunction during the Karan Johar’s party at the Four Seasons Hotel is the hottest topic of discussion these days. Although Bendre’s spokesperson has denied the rumor it is not going to subside soon.
There have been numerous such incidents in Bollywood the past. Let’s see the top 5 of such embarrassing moment (sometimes the viewers are more embarrassed than the celebrity involved).
1. Yana Gupta
This was the hottest incident of 2010. Yana Gupta surprised everybody in a children’s charity event by showing up without her panties. She admitted her mistake but she also added that it was not a big deal.