For the last few years, the weekly publication of Kantipur, Saptahik had been publishing the list of top 10 Women and Men of the year on the Valentine’s Day. This year’s list include some top women in the country.
The list contains five new entries when compared to the last year’s list. New entries this year are actress Samragyee RL Shah, sports person Gaurika Singh, actress and director Deepa Shree Niraula, actress Keki Adhikari and sports person and actress Sipora Gurung.
Watch the Top 10 women of 2017
The Missing Women
It is good to see the talents like Gaurika Singh and Sipora Gurung in the Top 10 list. But, I think, the list misses some of the Nepali women who had been very attractive because of their good deeds in their respective fields:
I wrote an article last year – 7 NRN Actresses in Nepali movies, Shristi Shrestha to Meruna Magar. Now, when I go back and read the article, I realize that I had failed to define what NRN actually mean. That is a very crucial factor to determine who is NRN and who is not.
Who is a Non Resident Nepali (NRN) actress?
The term Non Resident Nepali (NRN) is very loosely used in practice. Nepali citizen who go temporarily to foreign countries to work or study are often referred as NRN. If that were the case a lot of Nepali actresses can be termed NRN because, actress Priyanka Karki, Nisha Adhikari, Ashishma Nakarmi etc. had studied in the USA and had lived there for a while. Reecha Sharma had also gone to a foreign country for a training. A lot of other actresses have gone to India for training or work. We have a lot of Indian actresses in Nepali film industry. We don’t consider actresses like Niruta Singh, Tripti Naadkar, or Sushmita KC as foreign or NRN actresses, although they have their parental home in India and might be carrying an Indian passport.
Nepali Movie – Gajalu
Starring – Anmol KC, Shristi Shrestha, Gaurav Pahari, Salon Basnet, Menuka Pradhan, Gauri Malla, Krishna Malla, Bishow Basnet, Rhitik Shahi etc.
Director – Hem Raj BC
The debut movie of Miss Nepal 2012, Shristi Shrestha, ‘Gajalu’ is a movie about Kumari, the living goddess in Nepal. A presentation of Rohit Adhikari Films in association with BC Motion Pictures, the movie is produced jointly by Rohit Adhikari and Hemraj BC. The music and lyrics by Hercules Basnet, Kali Prasad Baskota, and Jaing, colourist is Rajendra Moktan, sound design by Uttam Neupane, director of photography is Shailendra D Karki, choreographer is Keshav Thapa, VFX by Krishna Shrestha and the associate director is Mahesh Bara.
Watch full movie ‘Gajalu’
This year, two Miss Nepal, Miss Nepal 2009 and Miss Nepal 1997, got married. Last year another Miss Nepal, Miss Nepal 1995, Sumi Khadka got married in 2015. Now, all the Miss Nepal from 1994 to 2009 have married and the remaining Miss Nepal are those after 2009. Here is the list of unmarried Miss Nepal:
- Miss Nepal 2010 – Sadichha Shrestha
- Miss Nepal 2011 – Malin Joshi
- Miss Nepal 2012 – Shristi Shrestha
- Miss Nepal 2013 – Ishani Shrestha
- Miss Nepal 2014 – Subin Limbu
- Miss Nepal 2015 – Evana Manandhar
- Miss Nepal 2016 – Asmee Shrestha
A video report with the clips of their crowning moments:
It is no secret that Saugat Malla (Haku Kale) and Miss Nepal 2012 Shristi Shrestha are seeing each other. A while ago, Saugat Malla had also gone to the police to complain about the model, Soni KC, who had threatened to harm Shristi for stealing Saugat from her. The incident might have strengthened the bond between Saugat and Shristi. The proof was seen at the beautiful location in Mugu – Rara Lake.
In an exclusive report, Saugat Malla and Shristi Shrestha were spotted in Rara lake. They were living in Danfe Lodge for four days. After returning back from the trip, Shristi wrote in her instagram post, “Thank you Mugu for the most needed break. It has been absolutely rejuvenating.”
According to the source in Rara, they were trying to keep themselves away from the general public. While Shristi Shrestha was always seen wearing cap and a mask to hide her face, Saugat Malla had also done his best to hide himself in his cap. In Danfe lodge, Shristi and Saugat had rented the room overlooking the lake and lived mostly inside the room. They usually order the food in their room so, they didn’t event have to get out of the room for eating.
The triangular love story between Saugat Malla, Shristi Shrestha and Soni KC has taken a new twist. In a report, Saugat Malla has lodged a complaint against Soni KC, the model who reportedly was having an affair with Saugat Malla before.
These days there is a rumour of affair between Saugat Malla, the Haku Kale of ‘Loot’ and Shristi Shrestha, the ‘Gajalu’ debut actress. After such report, Soni had started posting tragic comments in her Facebook page. Lately, she is reportedly being aggressive against Shristi Shrestha. In phone conversation with Saugat Malla, Soni had uttered threats including bodily harms by throwing acid on Shristi to as extreme as killing.
Saugat has told that he has recorded the call of Soni and believes she is serious in her threats.
Nepali Movie – Bhai Tika
Starring – Shristi Shrestha, Ashuthosh Basnyat, Dikshanta Sharama, Jenas Banjara
Director – Sisan Baniya
About ‘Bhai Tika’
The Nepali short movie ‘Bhai Tika’ is about the relationship between brothers and sisters in the contest of Nepali festival Tihar. The 12 minutes long movie shows the childhood memories of the relationship between brothers and sisters.
The movie is told to be the first movie in a series of short movies to be produced by an entertainment department of Chaudhary Group. In the Past CG had produced a number of movies including ‘Visa Girl’. It is told that short movies will be released every two weeks. under the CG Entertainment banner. The short films are told to be made on the stories on social issues as well as entertainment. There had been a flood of vulgar movies in the name of short films. I hope a reputable group’s entry in the making of short movies will help in creating a market for such movies in coming days.
Watch ‘Bhai Tika’
The entries of Non Resident Nepali (NRN) actresses in the Nepali movie industry is a new trend. So far, there are seven Nepali film actresses who have their permanent homes abroad. If India is to be considered foreign and residents in India are to be considered NRN, the number can go up considerably. But, I am excluding residents of South Asia for this article. I think, Nepali communities in India like Sikkim and Darjeeling are not foreign. We have never thought Niruta Singh, Tripti Naadkar, Tulsi Ghimire, or Sushmita KC as foreign actresses although they have their parental home in India.
All of these NRN actresses are Nepali actresses and, I have no intention to alienate them. I wish more NRN actors and actress enter Nepali movie industry. A video report on 7 NRN actresses:
Let me discuss in detail about each of the 7 actresses:
Actress Prapti Ghimire, a resident of Germany, debuted in ‘Kathmandu’. Prapti had also won a debut actress award at that time. But, after ‘Kathmandu’ she didn’t return back to the Nepali movie industry.
UPDATE: Sushmita KC ‘Ma Ta Timrai Hoon’ controversy about a TV program producer
Sushmita KC and Prakash Subedi
What had happened – Sushmita KC expressed her dissatisfaction about the report about her movie ‘Ma Ta Timrai Hun’ aired in the 35th episode of a Kantipur TV film program ‘Rajatpat’. In the report aired in the TV show, her debut production movie was a failure and it didn’t do good business. Click here for more details of the controversy.
Where – Facebook
When – August 2016
Miss Nepal 2012 and actress Shristi Shrestha has opened her mouth about the rumour of Shristi Shrestha’s affair with actor Saugat Malla. There had be various rumours about their relationship and their meet-ups. Shristi Shrestha has responded to all of those rumours in a text-interview published in an online magazine.
About Shristi Shrestha going to meet Saugat Malla at the shooting location in Pokhara:
Shristi admitted the incident of her meeting Saugat Malla in Pokhara. But, she added, it was not a personal meeting. It so happened that Shristi was in Pokhara for the promotion of her debut movie ‘Gajalu’ and Saugat was in the shooting location in the same place. Being a friend, Shristi went to meet him. She added, the ‘Gajalu’ team was also with her when she met Saugat Malla in Pokhara. Continue reading
Rumours are just rumours, totally unreliable. When facts are doctored and altered to support the rumour, the rumour’s reliability goes down the drain. That is what has happened to the recent rumour of affair between Miss Nepal 2012, Shristi Shrestha and Haku Kale of ‘Loot’, Saugat Malla. Watch the following video report on what had happened:
I read a gossip article in an online film-magazine that Saugat Malla and Shristi Shrestha were seen together watching ‘Jhumkee’. The report says that they had tried their best to keep themselves from the prying eyes. The photo shared in the report doesn’t show faces and there is no other proof on the claim. I would have believed in the report if the second photo of the report weren’t doctored.
A model, Aditi Budhathoki, is selected to be featured opposite to Anmol KC in his upcoming movie ‘Kri’. With the selection of a new actress in the movie, Anmol KC has worked with a new entry actress in every movies he has been featured so far. Anmol is a rare actor in the Nepali movie industry, all of whose movies have been successful, so far.
Here is the list of movie Anmol KC has done and is doing so far:
- ‘Hostel’ with Prakriti Shrestha (Watch ‘Hostel’ here)
- ‘Jerryy’ with Aana Sharma (Watch ‘Jerryy’ here)
- ‘Dreams’ with Samragyee RL Shah
- ‘Gajalu’ with Shristi Shrestha
- ‘Kri’ with Aditi Budhathoki
Video report :
Read a detailed report on actress – journalist controversies.
A press meet was organized to tell about the movie releasing this Friday, ‘Sanjog’. In the event, the actress Sushma Karki got angry by the question of a journalist. The question was about Sushma’s previous release movie ‘Chalechha Batas Sustari’. The movie released targeting the Valentine Day of 2016 failed to attract viewers while the other two movies released on the same date – ‘Classic’ and ‘Premgeet’ became hit movies.
In the press meet, Sushma claimed that ‘Chalechha Batas Sustari’ was a hit movie. She also asked the journalists to do proper homework before asking her questions. She told, “I don’t need to tell what I am doing. It is your job to find out what I am doing.”
I have compiled the list of seven Nepali actresses with the first pay they got for their role in a movie. The actresses include: Gauri Malla, Neeta Dhungana, Shristi Shrestha, Keki Adhikari, Neeta Dhungana, Surabina Karki, Jharana Thapa, Deepa Shree Niraula
Watch the video report:
In addition to these actresses the following list contain some of the Nepali actors who had told their first income:
Dayahang Rai was paid Rs. 10,000 for the role in his first movie, ‘Anagarik’. Actor Aryan Sigdel had worked for free in ‘Kismat’. The producer Chhabi Raj Ojha hadn’t paid any money to Aryan. Similarly actor Jiwan Luitel also worked for free. He also debuted in Chhabi Raj Ojha’s movie. Based on these facts, I can safely tell that all the actors who debuted in Chhabi Ojha’s movies didn’t get any pay for their roles.
This week, on June 10, 2016, one of the most awaited movies, ‘Gajalu’ has released in theater. The movie directed Hemraj BC features Miss Nepal 2012, Shristi Shrestha, Anmol KC, Salon Basnet, Gaurav Pahadi, Menuka Paradhan in leading roles. The movie produced by Rohit Basnet is made on the story of the living goddess ‘Kumari’ tradition in Nepal.
Shristi Shrestha is featured as an ex-Kumari in the movie. The premier show of the movie was held in Kathmandu on Thursday. The lead actor Anmol KC didn’t attend the UK premier show of the movie but was present in the Nepal premier show with his father Bhuwan KC. Continue reading