Deepawali and rangoli are usually made by women in the house. So, I haven’t found any male celebrities sharing the such artworks online. I have collected the photos of the Nepali film actresses and some videos to compile the following video. In the background I have used a video clip of the well known comedy poet, Shailendra Simkhada, telling one of his latest poems in the Sisnopani Deusi program held on the Deepawali day in Kathmandu.
Shailendra’s poems are satirical and funny. Sometimes the words in the poem and the photos might seem connected but, that is not true. I have placed the photos of the actresses alphabetically, so if you find any connection between the words in the poem and the photos, it is not intentional.
Watch the video:
In addition to the poem of Shailendra Simkhada and photos of actresses celebrating Laxmi Puja, I have also added a video clip at the end of the video of actress Priyanka Karki dancing with the little Bhailo girls at her home. The song she is dancing is one of the most popular songs of her movie in theatre ‘Chhaka Panja’. The movie had recently celebrated 51-days in theatre. Continue reading
Nepali actresses and others gathered at Maitighar Mandala on the evening of February 6 to remember late Neha Pun, the Magar film actress raped and killed in Pokhara. At the time when the murderer is yet to be identified the actresses and model in Kathmandu have gathered to pay homage to the deceased soul. The remembrance event called by actresses Richa Sharma was supported by the actresses and models.
In the event, actresses Richa Sharma, Priyanka Karki, Keki Adhikari, Nisha Adhikari, Anna Sharma, Jharana Thapa, Nandita KC, Malvika Subba, Reema Bishowkarma, Diya Maskey, Deepa Shree Niraula etc. Miss Nepal Evana Manandhar was also present at Maitighar.
Like last year, I have collected the photos of the Nepali celebrities celebrating Laxmi Puja. (Visit 2014 Diwali celebration photo feature)
A video report on the Diwali celebration of Nepali actresses:
Photo 1 – Actress Karishma Manandhar decorating the rangoli she made. Choreographer Govinda Rai was also with Karishma during the decoration:
Photo 2 – Actress Ashma DC worshiping the goddess Laxmi on Laxmi Puja. Ashma had also made a rangoli before the evening worship.
The governments won’t let it happen but, the information technology is doing its best to make the world a borderless place. The Western cultural influence has been more evident in the Nepal these days. After the widespread popularity of Christmas, Halloween has also gained some grounds these days. The festival of ghost and scare, Halloween is fun festival for children and adults alike. With the general public some celebrities have also celebrated Halloween this year. I have collected some photos of our Nepali film artists for xNepali readers.
UPDATE: A video report on Halloween 2015 and celebrations of celebrities.
Photo – Keki Adhikari and Benisha Hamal, Halloween 2015.
Halloween is a festival of remembering the dead people in the family. It is celebrated by the people of Christian faith. But, because of the fun aspects of the festival, people of other religion also celebrate it in Western countries. Costumes, candies and Trick-or-Treating is more like the combination of our Deusi – Bhailo in Tihar and Gaijatra festival.
Nepali actresses Keki Adhikari, Reema Bishowkarma, Benisha Hamal and actor Anup Bikram Shahi shared photos of Halloween in Facebook.
Actress and model Reema Bishowkarma and her newly wed husband Robert Bishwokarma have donated the fund they had set aside for the honeymoon trip to the Film Artists Welfare Fund of Film Development Board (FDB). Reema and Robert handed over the fund to actress Jharana Thapa, the coordinator of the Film Welfare Fund, in an event in Kathmandu.
Reema and Robert were planning to go to Maldives or Paris for honeymoon. As the honeymoon plan was canceled for now, they decided to donate the amount for good cause. Jharana was recently appointed to coordinate the social wing of FDB. In the fund handing over ceremony, Reema’s husband Robert was also with her.
The greatest festival of women, Teej, is mostly a musical festival. The women wear attractive jewelries and clothes in red and dance to the songs composed specifically for the festival. Because of the commercial value of the songs, a lot of new songs are produced this year. It is surprising that the movie actresses have modeled in a lot of those movies. I have compiled a list of songs featuring various actresses.
Among the actresses featured in Teej songs, actress Neeta Dhungana is featured in a lot of them. Other actresses include Sushma Karki, Karishma Manandhar, Reema Bishowkarma, Melina Manandhar, Nandita KC, Benisha Hamal and others. Its not only the actresses, actor Rajesh Hamal is also featured in one of the latest Teej songs.
Teej Song featuring Rajesh Hamal
It has been quite a while since Rajesh Hamal has acted in a movie. He has however acted in a teej song titled ‘Hong Kong ko Lahure….’ by Bishnu Majhi. The video features Binu Subedi and Kajal Pandey with Rajesh. The video is directed by Shiva BK and made on the music and lyrics of Sundarmani Adhikari. Watch the video:
The trailer of a new movie titled ‘Bhale Fight’ was released recently. Scheduled to release in two months, in around Jestha, the movie is about the role of a woman in the success of a man.
The social drama movie ‘Bhale Fight’ is made on the script and direction of Ashok Rai. Featuring Baboo Bogati, Sandeep Chhetri, Ajaya Shrestha and Reema Bishowkarma in main roles, the movie is produced by Bhoj Bahadur Gurung.
The popular film artists of Nepal Biraj Bhatt and actress Reema Bishowkarma heated the Nepali audience in Pune in the occasion of Holi. In the musical event organized by the Nepali community in Pune, artists like Bhagirathi Chalaune, Kalpana Dahal, Sushmita Burlakoti, Hitesh Karmakar, Pamfa Dangol and other performed on the stage.
The dance of Biraj Bhatt with Reema BK was specially a hit number because of it being interesting and provocative in nature.
Nepali Film – Ritu
Starring – Raj Ballav Koirala, Malina Joshi, Reema Bishowkarma etc.
Director – Manoj Adhikari
A presentation of Manoj Adhikari, the Nepali film ‘Ritu’ was fully shot in Australia. The movie also marks the debut of Miss Nepal 2011, Malina Joshi as a leading actress in the Nepali film industry. Malina had however appeared in a song in ‘Kollywood‘ before signing in ‘Ritu’. The movie was premiered in Kathmandu and Sydney, Austraila simultaneously. The film is produced by Apil Bista Films Production and Ashok Gautam Films in association with ALP Entertainment / Planet 3 Films. The cinematographer is Bhusan Prajapati, editor / colorist is Bharat Mani Regmi and story / screenplay / dialogue written by Sandeep Badal.
Deapawali is the festival of lights and color. Nepali artists celebrate the festival with a lot of jest and enthusiasm. Laxmi, the goddess of wealth is worshipped along with money and wealth. Oil lights and electric lights are lighted in and around the house.
In a new trend, colorful rangoli are drawn with depiction of Laxmi’s feet on rice flour to guide the goddess of wealth into the house. Here are some photos of the Deepawali celebration in the homes of some of the Nepali film artists.
Actress Rekha Thapa took tika and blessing from her mother and worshipped Laxmi on Laxmi Puja.
The premier show of ex-Miss Nepal’s debut movie as an actress, ‘Ritu’ was held in Big Movies in Kathmandu and Sydney in Australia. The premier show was attended by current and ex-Miss Nepal, politicians, actors and actresses of Nepali film industry.
‘Ritu’ features actress Reema Bishowkarma and Malina Joshi romancing with actor Raj Ballav Koirala. The movie directed by Manoj Adhikari also featured Bishnu Neupane.
The censor board has granted an ‘U’ certificate to ‘Ritu’, the movie releasing on March 7, 2014 in theaters all over Nepal. The movie featuring Miss Nepal 2011, Malina Joshi, Reema Bishowkarma and Raj Ballav Koirala in leading role is directed by Manoj Adhikari. The movie mostly shot in Australia features some beautiful scenes in Australia and Nepal.
Nepali Movie – Visa Girl (2012)
Starring – Reecha Sharma, Vinay Shrestha, Karma, Raymon Das Shrestha, Saloni Rajbhandari, Menuka Pradhan, Reema Bishowkarma etc.
Director – Prachanda M. Shrestha
‘Visa Girl’ is produced by CG Entertainment, an entertainment wing of Chaudhary Group. The owner of Chaudhary Group, Binod Chaudhary was declared the first billionaire in Nepal recently.
A much hyped Nepali movie, ‘Visa Girl’ is being released in DVD and VCD in a program held on February 23. The movie is made available for purchase in DVD stores by Hi Tech Entertainment starting February 24.
Nepali movie ‘Rhythm’ was premiered on Saturday, January 26 in Sydney, Australia. The lead actor of the movie Jiwan Luitel was also present in the premier.