On the request of the Film Development Board (FDB), the police in Pokhara has arrested the entire shooting crew of upcoming controversial movie, ‘Jism’. Talking to an online media, FDB chief, Rajkumar Rai has confirmed that the arrest was made after the request of the Board. Watch a video report on the incident:
Why was ‘Jism’ unit arrested?
According to Rajkumar Rai (FDB chair):
- ‘Jism’ script wasn’t approved by the FDB. The Board members were still discussing on the whether the movie should be approved.
- Rai says, Giri was arrested because he didn’t listen to the board. Rai had told that he had called Giri and asked him to stop the shooting but, he didn’t comply to his order.
- The Board is discussing if Archana Paneru should be allowed to be featured as an actress in Nepali movie.
According to Raju Giri (‘Jism’ director):
- Raju Giri and the film production team had submitted the script of the movie to the Film Development Board on 20th. He had also paid all the dues to the FDB for the script registration.
- When he the script wasn’t approved till the 23rd, the film production team had gone to Pokhara to commence the shooting.
- Raju Giri claims that the story of the movie is very good and there is no reason FDB should not approve it.
According to Archana Paneru:
Actor Bhuwan KC and controversy goes hand-in-hand. It has been quite a while there weren’t any controversial news about him, except of course, his debut as a director. In a latest report, Bhuwan KC‘s movie ‘Dreams’ has bee dragged into controversy over a hotel bill.
The movie team has recently completed the shooting of the movie in Pokhara. At the time of checkout Bhuwan reportedly couldn’t pay the Rs. 500,000 bill at the hotel. According to a local reporter Deenanath Baral, the hotel owner had snatched Bhuwan’s car on the failure of the payment. Bhuwan KC and the team was staying in Hotel Peaceful in Damside, Pokhara.
Nepali actor Rajesh Hamal celebrated his first marriage anniversary in Pokhara. At the age of 50, Rajesh had married 20 years younger Madhu Bhattarai were married on May 24, 2014. Rajesh and Madhu had a plan to go to the USA for their honeymoon. But, when Madhu’s visa application was delayed, they had to go to Pokhara for the honeymoon, that too, after a month of marriage. Rajesh went to Australia in an pre-scheduled program and couldn’t take Madhu with him. Although the honeymoon in USA couldn’t be a reality, they went to the USA in March this year.
Celebration of the first anniversary in the place they went for honeymoon does make sense. In a Facebook post, Rajesh writes, “We cam for Pokhara tourism program on Thursday, which also happens to be our anniversary. Pokhara is great as ever paragliding and ultra light fly made our visit even more special.”
The shooting of the movie featuring Ramesh Upreti has started in Pokhara. The shooting started by worshiping at Bindhyabasini temple. After shooting at the temple, the team went to Water Front Resort for the remaining shooting. Ramesh Upreti will join the members of the production team in the shooting in Pokhara on Monday.
The shooting of the movie is scheduled to be done in locations in and around Pokhara, Tanahun and Kathmandu. The movie being directed by Nirmal Sharma ‘Gaida’ features actors like Ramesh Upreti, Sugam Guragain, Namrata Sapkota, Rajani KC, Sambridhi Mainali and Jaya Ojha. Jaya has also written the script of the movie.
UPDATE (June 25) – more photos are added at the end of the post:
After getting married, Rajesh Hamal was pretty busy in programs in Australia and now, he had found time to spend quality time with his new wife, Madhu Bhattarai.
A photo slideshow of the honeymoon trip photos of Rajesh Hamal:
The new couple has headed towards the beautiful city, Pokhara on Tuesday, June 24. Hamal also shared a selfie of the two in the airplane in his Facebook.
Photo: Rajesh Hamal shared the “First selfie with Madhu”
Hamal hasn’t told anything about where they are staying or their other travel plans.
Actor Rajesh Hamal inaugurated a 5-days-long workshop on digital filming in Kathmandu. After the inauguration in Kathmandu, the workshop team headed towards the workshop venue in Pokhara.
The workshop organized by Film Director’s Guild of Nepal in association with Suryaa Vinayak Movies and Moktan Digital Video, Inc. runs from April 10 to 15 in Pokhara.
The workshop features latest Hollywood standard cameras and gears from the maker of RED camera. The participants of the workshop will get hand-on training on cameras and gears, shooting techniques, basic editing, color grading, posting and more features.
One more movie theater, Purnima Cinema Hall has closed down in Pokhara. The theater was closed when the volume of viewers reduced by a large number. The theater used to feature Nepali movies and was run by producer and distributor Hari Baral.
Hari Baral expects to start the theater after a couple of months. Established in 2037 BS, the movie theater is one of the main film hall in the city. In the past three other theaters had closed down.
The movie featuring international vollyball player and a participant of Miss Nepal 2013, Sipora Gurung, is going to release in Pokhara on March 16, 2013. The movie named ‘Ghalek – The Sign of Love’ is produced by Bhakari Films.
In ‘Ghalek’ Sipora is featured in a double role and is made in Nepali, Gurung and Burmese languages. The movie is directed by Krishna Kumar Gurung and features a story on Nepali who had gone to Burma during the second World War. The love story between a Burmese Nepali and a Nepali in Nepal features Gaman Ghale, Maya Gurung and Prema Gurung in addition to Sipora Gurung.
Miss Tamusyo 2069, a beauty contest among Tamu women is going to be held in Pokhara by the Council House of Tamu Students’ Nepal, Pokhara later this year. In a press meet held in Pokhara the organizers announced the start of the audition of the beauty contest.
The requirements for the participation in Miss Tamusyo 2069 are:
- Age between 16 and 24
- Height at least 5′ 2"
- Unmarried woman
- Education – at least SLC passed
After returning from the US the top actor of Nepali film industry, Rajesh Hamal was honored in a program organized in Pokhara. In an education fair that started in Pokhara on November 27, 2012, Rajesh Hamal was one of the five people honored.
The people honored include Prof. Kedarbhakta Mathema, Mukundasharan Upadhaya, Ananddev Bhatt, Shaymdash Maharjan and Rajesh Hamal.
The Nepal Film Board has unveiled the details of the celebration of Nepal Film Day on September 18, 2011 (Asoj 1, 2068 BS). In the event will start with a special music in the morning (Prabhat feri), various programs in the day and a party in the evening. All the theaters accross Nepal will do Dipawali by lighting lights and fireworks. The day is also planned to be celebrated as a weekly program by forming a committee to manage it.
The current schedule is to ask the new prime minister Baburam Bhattarai to address the program. The leading actor and actress Rajesh Hamal and Rekha Thapa are also scheduled address the program. Continue reading
First Mr. Machhapuchre body building competition was held in Pokhara City Hall on 14 May, 2011. In the event, participants from different districts like Tanahun, Palpa, Kapilbastu, Baglung, Rupandehi, and Kaski participated to win the First Mr. Machhapuchre 2068.
Here are some of the highlights of the event:
There was another Miss Newa held in Pokhara named Miss Newa Pokhara 2067. The event held on April 2, 2011(Chaitra 19, 2067) was organized in Pokhara City Hall.
Here are some photos of the event (photo credits lovelypokhara.com)
A beauty and talent contest among the girls aged 6-12 years was held in Pokhara recently. The winner among the 9 contestants was Miss Tushar Dube.
The first runner up of the contest was Miss Ishma Gurung and second runnerup was Pringja Gurung. Ishma was also the Most Confident and Pringja also received the Best Cultural Dress title.
This should be the most rewarding contest as every contestant received at least one title. The title winners were:
- Miss Tushar Dube – Miss Little Culture
- Miss Ishma gurung – First runner up – Miss Little Culture and Most Confident
- Miss Pringja Gurung – Second
runner up – Miss Little culture and Best Cultural Dress
- Miss Liza Koirala – Viewer’s Choice – Most Cute
- Miss Liza Pun – Most Disciplined
- Miss Sushma Poudel – Most Friendly
- Miss Ashminta Pun – Best Performence
- Miss Jesika Pun – Most Cute
- Miss Sophiya Kunwar – Best Smile
I wonder if they had some more titles and they didn’t have contestant to award the title.
A team from the Guinness World Records (GWR) has completed the final measurements of height and weight of Khagendra Thapa Magar at Fewa City Hospital in Pokhara on Thursday, October 14, 2010.
Three different measurements, done at 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM on Tuesday were used to get the final average values of height and weight of Khagendra. The final result of the measurement were 67.08 centimeters in height and 5.5 kilogram in weight. Khagendra replaces Edward Nino Hernandez of Colombia, a 70 centimeters tall previous record holder.