Why was Barsha Raut honoured by the Film Artist Association of Nepal (FAAN)?

The Film Artists Association of Nepal (FAAN) has honoured some artists and journalists in the Nepali film industry in its 15th annual general meeting held on March 13, 2017. Although the prime minister Puspa Kamal Dahal, Prachanda was supposed to be the the chief guest of the event, he couldn’t make it and a minister distributed the award instead.

On the annual general meeting of the Film Artists Association of Nepal (FIA) actress Barsha Raut was given a honorary certificate for her contribution to the Nepali film industry. In the certificate she is praised for lively acting and establishing herself as a good actress in the industry in a short time. The certificate titled “Nepal Chalachitra Kalakar Sangh New Artist Certificate of Encouragement – 2073” was awarded to Barsha on Falgun 30, 2017.

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Too many awards – same categories, same winners, winners didn’t show up

Do you know who is most excited to win an award in an award ceremony?

The first time winners are the most excited and enthusiastic when an award is announced. But, when the winner of the Best Newcomer Award doesn’t show up in an award ceremony to receive the award, there is something seriously wrong. I don’t know if that had happened in the other award ceremonies as well but, I felt it odd when the winner of Best Newcomer award, Samragyee RL Shah, didn’t show up to receive the award in NFDC National Award ceremony, held recently.

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I think, that was because, she had already won the award and there is no charm in winning more than one awards for the same movie and same role.

I wonder, how Namrata Shrestha could even feel happy – winning awards for the same thing – again and again, and again for the fifth time. Yes, she won Best Actress awards for the same role in ‘Classic’ – five different awards:

  • National Award
  • FAAN Award
  • D Cine Award
  • LG Film Award
  • NFDC Award

I am pretty sure she will win more awards in future. If I were her, after winning the Nation Award, from the President of Nepal, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, I wouldn’t have attended any other award ceremonies.
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Namrata Shrestha, Aryan Sigdel, Samragyee RL Shah and Pal Shah win FAAN Awards 2016

The Film Artists Association of Nepal (FAAN) organized the first ever film awards in Kathmandu on July 2, 2016. In the award ceremony ‘Pashupati Prasad’ was awarded the best movie of the year. The awards were awarded in 24 different categories. The prime minister, KP Oli, was the chief guest of the event.

FAAN 2016 Aryan-Sigdel-And-Namrata-Shrestha

The actor and the actress of ‘Classic’ Aryan Sigdel and Namrata Shrestha were awarded the best actor and actress of the year in the ceremony. The director and writer of the best movie ‘Pashupati Prasad’, Dipendra K Khanal and Bipin Karki were awarded the best director and the best writer respectively.

Full list of the winners of the award are:
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