It is not only in the Nepali movie industry, divorce among Nepali couple has been in the increasing trend these days. This might be because, compromising is not in the cards of today’s youth. I think, there is nothing wrong to get out of the relationship that is not working out. But, divorce also brings a lot of pain and problems to the both the couple involved. The traditional Nepali society has made it even worse by tagging them ‘bad example’ to the society.
This post was originally written on Jan 29, 2012. In the mean time I had updated it to reflect the changes in the status of Nepali artists. I think, it is the time to rewrite the whole post.
Rekha Thapa and Chhabi Raj Ojha
2016 – Rekha Thapa and Chhabi Raj Ojha have officially divorced after 4 years of unofficial divorce after a decade of living together. They signed the legal paper and make it legal in August of 2016. Right after the divorce, Chhabi has told that he is planning to get married for the fourth time. Will he marry the actress Shilpa Pokharel or is he using the controversy only to promote his movie – that is a huge mystery of the Nepali movie industry.
While shooting and post-production of ‘Himmatwali’ Rekha is having an affair with Sudarshan Gautam. But, right after the release of the movie, Rekha reportedly dumped Sudarshan.
Nepali Film – Alchi Tigro Swade Jibro
Starring – Surbir Pandit, Harisha Bainya, Uttam KC, Suleman Shankar, Raju Giri, RP Bhattarai etc.
Director – Nabaraj and Krishna
Nepali movie ‘Alchi Tigro Swade Jibro’ is a comedy movie featuring well known comedy artists of Nepal, by Nonstop Creation. The joint production of Hari Bahadur Khatri and Shankar Giri features the cinematography of Kiran Adhikari, editing of Jiwan Tandan and written by Raghunath Sapkota.
After 5 years of living together, Suleman Shankar, commonly known as Iku after his character in a comedy serial and a couple of movies, has separated with his wife Jaya KC (watch ‘Iku’ here). Iku says that the failure of ‘Iku Back Again’ has something to do with the relationship.
Suleman claims that Jaya was having an affair with a boyfriend. He accused Jaya seeing her boyfriend when he was in Malaysia to screen the movie.
UPDATE – 2016:
Simpal Khanal married a UK resident businessman of Pakistani origin. Rekha has legally divorced in August of 2016. Shayam Bhattarai has also gone to the USA (I don’t have any information if Shyam has met Ranjana Sharma there).
UPDATE: November 2014:
2012 – Actress Rekha Thapa ended her 10-years-long marriage by divorcing Chhabi Raj Ojha. Rekha is having affair with Sudarshan Gautam and Chhabi has high hopes to marry Shilpa Pokharel. (report of Rekha’s divorce, Chhabi talking about his interest on Shilpa Pokharel, and Sudarshan talking about marrying Rekha Thapa.)
2012 – Actress Priyanka Karki‘s marriage with Rochak Mainali didn’t last more that two years. The Miss Teen 2005 revealed about the divorce in 2013, after a year of the event (more about Rochak and Priyanka’s divorce).
2014 – Suleman Shankar (Iku) divorced his wife of 5 years Jaya KC (report on Iku’s divorce).
Saranga Shrestha – Saranga married a US citizen and divorced. She is currently married to a young Nepali guy, Ramesh, living in the USA. Saranga and Ramesh have a daughter.
** Original article continues**
Divorce in Nepali movie sector has become a common happening these days. Divorce brings in pain and problems and doesn’t come easy for both the parties involved. The traditional Nepali society has made it even worse in terms of setting a ‘bad example’ in the society.
Let’s analyze some of the high profile problems in marriages of the personalities of Nepali movie industry:
Bhuwan KC / Sushmita KC – Bhuwan KC is known for his affairs with various ladies. Bhuwan KC’s first marriage with Bijaya KC ended when Bijaya went to USA with their kids. Bhuwan found Sushmita KC as his second wife. That too didn’t lasted long and they ‘divorced’ until they reunited again after the release of “Ma Timi Bina Marihalchu”. But, they have divorced again. Bhuwan’s affair with Sharmila Dangol didn’t go far and he is living alone these days. We won’t be surprised if Bhuwan and Sushmita get together after the release of ‘Sathi Ma Timro’ as predicted by friends in Films Nepal. (update- they didn’t get together, but there is rumor that Bhuwan is having an affair with Jiya KC)
Nepali Movie – Iku- The Jungle Man
Starring – Suleman Shankar, Usha Rajak etc.
Director – Sagar Lamichane
‘Iku – The Jungle Man’ is Suleman Shankar’s first comedy movie. The character Iku is a creation in comedy serial Meri Bassai. The movie was released recently and was very successful commercially. The movie is a presentation of SMS Films.
Chiranjivi presents Shiva Regmi’s
Nepali film – Yuddha
Starring: Shiva Shrestha, Nikhil Upreti, Sanchita Luitel, Mithila Sharma, Nandita KC, Usha Poudel, Suleman Shankar, Guest actors -> Saranga Shrestha, Dilip Rayamajhi, Kiran KC, Gopal Raj Mainali etc.
Story/Direction – Shiva Regmi