On January 16, 2016, the ex-King of Nepal, Gyanendra Shah visited Shital Niwas – the president’s government residence to participate in the marriage of the younger daughter of the president, Bidhya Devi Bhandari. It was a coincidence that Shital Niwas was also the venue of the marriage of Gyanendra Shah some 46 years ago. At that time, the venue was used for royal events and as a guest house for foreign dignitaries. As a prince, Gyanendra Shah had married Komal Rajya Laxmi Shah in 2027 BS.
During the marriage ceremony, Gyanendra was surrounded by the leaders of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP). RPP is the party formed by the former Panchayat System leaders. The party led by Kamal Thapa and Lokendra Bahadur Chand is considered pro-monarchy and pro-Hinduism. Gyanendra told, “I remember the days of my marriage.”
In the recent days, Gyanendra has been releasing politically motivated press statements. He had expressed his dissatisfaction over the way the leaders have been working and the foreign influence in the Nepali politics.
Yes, the rumour report I shared in October about the affair between Usha Poudel and Sudhanshu Joshi has been proven right – Usha and Sudhanshu have married on November 24, 2016. In a private marriage ceremony held in Virginia, USA, a Nepali priest conducted the rituals.
Watch the video of marriage ceremony:
Last month, they had told that they didn’t have immediate marriage plan although the reports also specify the November 24 marriage. I have no idea whey they had to lie at that time as the marriage plan was all set and preparation was going on. Actress Richa Ghimire and her husband director Shankar Ghimire were some of the most active freiends helping in the marriage ceremony.
According to latest rumours actress Usha Poudel and actor Sudhanshu Joshi are having an affair. There were reports of engagement between the two. But, both Sudhanshu and Usha denied such rumors. They however admitted that they are good friends. Although they have told that they don’t have any immediate marriage plans, those who know them personally say that they are expected to marry soon.
video report about the rumour and the updates:
Who are Sudhansu Joshi and Usha Poudel
The actor of the past, Sudhanshu Joshi is a handsome actor who debuted in ‘Jali Rumal’. The success of ‘Jali Rumal’ established Sudhanshu as an actor. But, after he left Nepal to permanently live in the USA, Sudhanshu is not active in the Nepali film industry. Although he had produced and acted in a movie named ‘Nepal’, the movie wasn’t successful and he hasn’t acted in any movies after ‘Nepal’.
It seems, Bhuwan KC has already married actress Jiya KC. By the way, Jiya was posing in a photo between Bhuwan’s mother and father with Bhuwan KC and Anmol KC by the side, it seems she was a part of the family.
Watch the video report:
Bhuwan KC and Jiya KC love story
The rumour of the affair between Bhuwan KC and Jiya KC started in 2012.
In 2012 there were reports of:
- Bhuwan KC visiting ‘ATM’ shooting sets to meet Jiya.
- They were also spotted together in restaurants.
- In one interview, Jiya had also admitted going to Bhuwan KC’s home and staying there for a night.
- Jiya had told that she would love to marry Bhuwan KC.
- But, both of them had told that they were only friends and they didn’t have an affair (and they continued to say that till now).
In the past, most of the marriages used to be arranged by the parents and relatives. But, in the current time, it is a common practice for the the guys and girls to select their own partners for marriage. Despite of this new trend, there are still marriages that are arranged by the parents and the relative. One such marriage is in making in the popular comedian Hari Bamsha Acharya’s home. His younger son Mohit Bamsha Acharya was engaged to Bindu Thapa in a ceremony held on October 1, 2016 in a resort in Dhulikhel.
The engagement between 27 years old Mohit Bamsha Acharya and 24-years old Bindu Thapa was held in Mirabel Resort and Hotel in Dhulikhel among the families of the two parties and their close friends.
Chhabi Raj Ojha’s next movie ‘Kismat 2’ is releasing in the Dashain this year. It seems, the film team is well prepared not to leave any stone unturned. The lead actress, Shilpa Pokharel has told in an interview that if her family agrees, she is willing to marry Chhabi Raj Ojha. Based on previous statement, I think, she is very unlikely to marry Chhabi and it is only a publicity stunt. This time, Chhabi had prepared the situation by formally divorcing Rekha Thapa in the court.
I did an analysis of the situation and prepared the following video:
A well known actor, featured in leading role in hit film ‘Resham Filili’ Vinay Shrestha has married Aney Thapa in an event held in a party palace in Tinkune. Aney and Vinay were having affair for the last three years. They were engaged last year (I wrote about their engagement at that time).
Vinay had revealed about his affair in June of 2015, two and a half months before the engagement. Aney is a beauty therapist by profession.
Vinay’s affair with Richa Sharma
Vinay Shrestha and Richa Sharma were seeing each other for a long time before they broke up in 2013. They had produced a movie called ‘Visa Girl’. The movie made in association with Chaudhary Group didn’t do well in theatre. The failure of the movie is often cited as the reason that caused the problem in the relationship between Richa and Vinay.
Watch ‘Visa Girl’ here.
The son of Hari Bamsha Acharya, Trilok Acharya married a US girl in the USA recently. The family of Hari Bamsha went to the USA for the marriage. Although Trilok had previously married and was living with his wife for some years, the current ceremony was conducted to perform the marriage in Nepali culture and tradition. At the time Trilok married his girlfriend, his mother had died. Both Trilok and his wife had come to Nepal to mourn the death. Now, after things settled, they decided to perform a formal marriage.
Marriage of celebrities to foreign nationals is not much common in Nepal. So, I looked into the celebrities who have chosen foreign partner of their lives. The result is the following video.
Watch the video report:
At last, actress Garima Pant has announced her marriage with Hari Sharma Thapaliya in Belgium. There were not pandits, no janti and no reception parties in the marriage. Garima and Hari got married in the court by signing the marriage papers.
Garima has used the money saved by not having a lavish marriage, for a noble cause -by donating to a couple of schools in her birthplace. According the the information she shared in her Facebook profile, Garima is going to donate Rs. 700,000 to tow of the schools in her birthplace to set up scholarship funds for poor and talented children.
Looking back into the last year, I have compiled the list of celebrities who broke their fan’s heart by marrying. Although the year started with the devastating earthquake, celebrity marriages were not delayed. Video report on the celebrity marriages:
I had written photo/video reports of most of the marriages at the time they occurred. Links on the detailed reports of each marriages is also added in the following list of celebrities who married last year:
After marrying the chief of the authorized dealer of Samsung mobile in Nepal, Dikesh Malhotra, Zenisha Moktan has now become Zenisha Malhotra.
Watch the marriage and Dikesh applying Sindoor on Zenisha in the following video:
Another report on the marriage (this video gives the highlights of the parties held a day before the actual marriage ceremony):
It is an usual practice in Nepal to change the last name to the wife, to the last name of the husband, after marriage. If Zenisha choses to go with the traditional practice, he will be named Zenisha Malhotra. But, these days, some women prefer to keep their maiden name along with the after-marriage last name. In that case, Zenisha will be named Zenisha Malhotra Moktan or Zenisha Moktan Malhotra. We will surely know the name Zenisha choses for herself in near future.
In an event held in Kathmandu, well known director Nischal Basnet has married a new actress in Nepali film industry, Swastima Khadka. In a private event held on February 17, 2016, among his friends and family, Nischal has married and taken Swastima home. In the evening, a reception party was held to celebrate the marriage. A video report on the wedding:
The wedding was not a surprise event, as Swastima and Nischal were engaged in December, and the marriage was being planned since then. The news of their engagement however was a surprise event for many. The age difference between the bride and the groom was talked a lot at that time. 34-years old Nischal is 14 years older than is 20-years old wife.
The director of ‘Loot’ and ‘Talakjung VS Tulke’ and the actor of movies like ‘Kabaddi’, Nischal Basnet, and the actress of hit movie ‘Hostel Returns’, Swastima Khadka, have got engaged in an event held in Kathmandu on December 14, 2015. The marriage between the two is scheduled to be held on February 17, 2016 (Falgun 5).
The rumor of the affair between Nischal and Swastima had been going on in the Nepali film sector for a while. I had also written about the possibility of their marriage three months ago.
Actress Reema Bishowkarma has married her lover of a year, Robert Lungun Bishowkarma in a ceremony held at Hotel Hyatt in Bouddha, Kathmandu. The event was held on September 27, 2015 among the friends and family of the bride and the groom. Reema and Robert had secretly engaged and the news of the marriage was unveiled a couple of days earlier to the actual event.
Reema’s movie ‘Bhale Fight’ was released on Friday and she was busy in the promotion of the movie days before the marriage. Reema had chosen the movie’s release date to introduce her husband to the media. Reema and Robert have promised that Reema will continue to work in entertainment sector even after the marriage.
The couple have invited their friends and family in the evening for a reception party.
Popular playback singer Rajina Rimal has married Binod Shrestha in an event in Kathmandu. The marriage between the owner of Shrestha Tailoring and the singer was performed according to Hindi rituals.
Rajina is the singer of the title song of the popular movie ‘Nai Nabhannu La’ (watch ‘Nai Nabhannu La’ here and watch ‘Nai Nabhannu La 2’ here). In addition to playback singing, Rajina is also popular in singing non-playback popular songs.