Celebrities and Gossips

These are the latest news about the celebrities, artists and gossips in the Nepali film industry

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Rajesh Hamal says, The Lie Lama stooped low to gain political milage

In response to the latest statement of the Tibetan religious leader, Dalai Lama’s comment about the birthplace of Buddha, a lot of Nepali people have termed him as “The Lie Lama”. Nepali superstar, Rajesh Hamal, has also responded in retaliation against the Lama’s statement.

Hamal wrote, “I’m appalled by the statement made by so called bastion of Truth and Compassion. Not even in my wildest imagination I though he would stoop so low by distorting the Truth, just to gain political milage.”

He added, “Your holiness there is a saying ‘you can fool some people some time but you can’t fool all the people all the time’…”

What did Dalai Lama say?

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Nepali Movie – Kidnap (Feri Betaula director film)

Nepali Movie – Kidnap
Starrring – Anjali Adhikari, Subhash Rai, Bhim Gurung, Suresh Shilpakar, Shiva Nepali, Prabal Siwakoti etc.
Director – Phurpa Chhiring Gurung

About ‘Kidnap’

This movie is made on the story of a child’s kidnap and the trouble parents go through when the child is kidnapped. Written, produced and directed by Phurba Chhiring Gurung, the producer and the director who had introduced actress Manisha Koirala as an actress in the Nepali film industry – That was a long time ago, the first movie of Manisha, ‘Feri Bhetaula’ wasn’t as popular as her Bollywood movies. The cinematographer B Raj PP is also the editor. The director Phurpa has also prepared the music and the lyrics of the songs.

The movie features a child artist, Prabal Shiwakoti in the main role. The whole movie spans for 5-days in which instead of the child being tortured, Prabal tortures the kidnapers. The movie is entertaining movie featuring social, economic, educational, political and psychological effects caused by kidnapping in Nepali society.

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Nepali Movie – Footpath


Nepali Movie – Footpath
Starring – Uttam Manandhar, Deepak Kandel, Shaka BC etc.
Director – Rajendra BC, GB Aagri

About ‘Footpath’

The movie is a presentation of Raag Vision Multi movies. The movie features new artists. The film featurs music of Bhim BC, choreography of Narad Wod, cinematography of Rahul Ra and editing of Clan Lamsal and Gopal Siwakoti. The movie produced by Resham Sherestha is directed by two directors Rajendra and GB with the assistance of Sabin AM. Singers in the film are Bhim BC, Monika Guragain, Bhuwan Acharya, Dhruba Bisco, RC Chaudhary and Dambar BK. Background score by Jason Shaw. Lyrics written by Pravin Bajracharaya. Story and direction by RGB Group. The item girl of the item dance is Kopila Sapkota. Action by Sukra and Pradeep.

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Bikini pose of Miss Universe Nepal Nagma Shrestha (Hot Update)

UPDATE 2 (November 23) – Nagma has shared three hot photos of the swimsuit round at the Miss Universe 2017 contest. She looked confident and world-class in these photos. It was a very unlucky incident that she tripped over while exiting the stage. She regained control and walked immediately in the group. (Read the details of tripping)

The grand finale of the contest is scheduled for November 26. Every vote count for the success of Nagma. So, please vote for Nagma in the official website of Miss Universe. You can vote up to 10 points in a day and vote more points the next day. In Twitter posting #MissUniverse and #Nepal will also count towards vote.

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Update on 2017/11/22 Bikini round video in Miss Universe 2017. Nagma fell down while exiting the stage. But, she recovered instantly (see the video clip at the end of the following video). More details posted here.
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Nepali Movie – Kahin Milan Kahin Bichhod (Sushil Chhetri, Bipana, Jal Shah, Gauri)

Nepali Movie – Kahin Milan Kahin Bichhod (2005)
Starring – Sushil Chhetri, Bipana Thapa, Jal Shah, Gauri Malla, Laxmi Giri, Sunil Thapa, Jitu Nepal, Priya Rijal, Ramkrishna Dhakal etc.
Director – Rishi Lamichane

About ‘Kahin Milan Kahin Bichhod’

A presentation of Bhumika films the movie features action actor Sushil Chhetri with three well known actresses Jal Shah, Gauri Malla and Bipana Thapa. Well known singer Ram Krishna Dhakal is featured in a special appearance role. There are three Ram Sharan – Chief Assistant Director is Ram Sharan Ghimire, Chief Assistant Cinematographer isn Ram Sharan Upreti and the story and the script is written by Ram Sharan Pathak. Jagadishwor Thapa has modified the story and written the dialogue. Karun Thapa has helped in editing and modification. The editor is Kriti Janardan Joshi.

Basanta Shrestha is the choreographer and Raju Thapa is the cinematographer, Sambhujit Baskota has composed the music. Lyrics in the songs are written by Dinesh Adhikari, Sambhujit Baskota, Nawaraj Lamal, Baburam. Singers are Ramkrishna Dhaka, Sworoop Raj Acharya, Sambhujit Baskota, Tara Thapa, Lochan Bhattarai, Sarmila Bardewa and Devika Pradhan.

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Never wore a bikini before, Sahara Basnet swimsuit experience at Miss Asia Pacific International

We don’t have bikini round in Miss Nepal. In the history of beauty contests, the only beauty contest to ever have a swimsuit round was Miss Kathmandu 2017 (Read more about Miss Kathmandu 2017 here). Not having such contest at home and participating in international beauty contest has a certain disadvantage. For example, the current Miss Asia Pacific Nepal, Sahara Basnet, wore bikini for the first time in Philippines, in the finale of Miss Asia Pacific International 2017. It is anybody’s guess how the self-consicous beauty might have performed at the contest.

I think, it is time to re-think the decision not to have bikini round in Miss Nepal. They should have the round just to prepare themselves for the international arena they will have to compete in.

Sahara Basnet bikini experience

The following text is what Sahara wrote about her experience in the swimsuit. In summary:

  • Sahara has always been a shy and introvert girl
  • Sahara had never worn a bikini before.
  • While wearing bikini itself was awkward for her, doing a photoshoot in one was the thing she had never thought about. Doing bikini photoshoot and walking wearing them was not easy for her. (That was done in the finale of an international beauty contest)

Such experience is not something a representative of the whole country should have. She should have been prepared for everything including the bikini rounds.

The organizers should learn from the experiences of the participants and prepare themselves for those surprises. Even if there was no bikini round in Miss Nepal beauty contest, Sahara had enough time to practice wearing bikini at home and prepare herself to be comfortable in it.
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Did Keki win the photography award at Critics Award 2017? (watch winning films)

No she didn’t.

But, the photo of herself biting on the award medal, she shared in her Instagram, surely qualifies her to win an award. Don’t you think so?

The Films Critics Society of Nepal (FICSON) has distributed the Critics Award for the last three years in a program held in Kathmandu. The awards for the year 2071, 2072 and 2073 were distributed in the event. Although the award is distributed this year, the Critics Award 2015 was announced in 2015. (news of Critics Award 2015)

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Nagma tripped in Swimsuit Round of Miss Universe, regained control immediately

NOTE – Please vote for Nagma in the official website of Miss Universe. One can vote 10 points in a day and vote more points the next day. Click here to vote.

The first ever Miss Universe Nepal Nagma Shrestha is currently in Las Vegas, USA, participating in the 67th edition of Miss Universe. Nagma’s catwalk wearing a black two piece swimsuit went very well and she did impress the audience.

It went well and the announcer said, “Nepal has a degree in business administration. But, her real interest lies in television production. This 26-years-old has a popular YouTube channel and has been a TV host since she was sixteen.”

But, as she was returning back from the stage, she tripped over and fell down. She tried to regain control before falling but couldn’t and fell down. A guy rushed in to help her get up. See the video at around 5:30 in the following video:

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Origin of Navel Piercing, did Himani get the idea from ancient Hindu literature?

I wrote about the navel piercing among Nepali actresses and the ex-princess, Himani Shah in my previous article. While writing and collecting materials for a video report on navel piercing, I looked for the information on how this fashion had originated. I looked into ancient Hindu literatures and modern fashion resources to get the idea.

Ancient Hindu literature

One of the most important literature or DYI books in Hindu literature is Kamasutra. The ancient text written by Vatsayan is a guide to a virtuous and gracious living that discusses the nature of love, family life, and other aspects pertaining to pleasure-oriented faculties of human life. Historians believe the Kama Sutra to have been composed between 400 BCE and 200 CE. John Keay says that the Kama Sutra is a compendium that was collected into its present form in the 2nd century CE.
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Nepali Movie – Kanchi Matyang Tyang (2014)

kanchi matyang nameNepali Movie – Kanchi Matyang Tyang
Starring – Jaya Kishan Basnet, Sarika KC etc.
Director – Puran Thapa

About ‘Kanchi Matyang Tyang’

The movie ‘Kanchi Matyang Tyang’ is a comedy movie by director Puran Thapa. Well known in small screen films, Puran, had debuted in a big screen movie in this comedy movie. The movie is produced by Basanta Raj Tamang.

In addition to the director, the lead actress of the movie, Sarika KC, had also debuted as an actress in the movie. The music of the movie is composed by Bikash Chaudhary and Tanka Budhathoki. Choreography of the songs are done by Kamal Rai and Suren BAsel and action by NB Maharjan.

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Movies of Rekha Thapa with Biraj Bhatt

Here are the movies featuring the top actress of the Nepali movie industry, Rekha Thapa and top action star of Nepali movie industry, Biraj Bhatt. Biraj left the film industry after he became a well known Bhojpuri actor.

Rekha and Biraj are not in good terms these days. Rekha is still active in producing more Nepali movies but, Biraj is trying to comeback in Nepali film industry after ruling the Bhojpuri film industry for some time. His comeback film ‘Jaya Parshuram’ however wasn’t as successful as expected. When Rekha made up with Aryan Sigdel and signed him up in her home production movie, ‘Rudrapriya’, a possibility of seeing Biraj and Rekha together now seem like a possibility. But, Aryan’s comeback in Rekha Films wasn’t as successful as expected.
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Prachanda could’t save them, in the time of peace

The CPN Maoist supremo, Prachanda, is the father of three daughters and a son. He has lost half of his children in the span of 4 years.

Throughout the 10 years and 9 months long people’s war a lot of people died. Reports say that more than 19,000 people had died collectively in Maoist side and the government side. In such a crisis situation, the commander of the rebel army, Prachanda had managed to save himself and his family. Now, when the war ended and everything is going on smoothly, he has lost half of his children to the medical conditions that he can’t control. He had lost a daughter to cancer and the son to heart problem.

Dahal’s only son Prakash Dahal had died on November 19, 2017 at the age of 38. According to the hospital source he had died at around 3 AM while sleeping in his residence in Lazimpat. He was discovered at 5 AM and was rushed to the hospital.

4 years ago, Prachanda had lost his eldest daughter, Gyanu KC because of breast cancer. The 40-years-old KC died on March 27, 2014 while undergoing treatment.

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Prakash Dahal Biography, wives and sons

Although the death of Prakash Dahal, the son of Prachanda ,is confirmed by different sources, it is not officially announced. Prachand’s long time associate, Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has also confirmed the death and has sent his condolences through social media.

Why the delay in official announcement?

The hospital hasn’t officially announced the death of Prakash Dahal. But, everybody else including the family have confirmed the death. Prachanda has taken a helicopter to return back to Kathmandu from Jhapa where he was in the election campaign. The official announcement of the death is expected after Prachanda arrives at the hospital.

Why Prakash didn’t go with his father to Jhapa?

Prakash has been assisting his father in most of his works for a long time. He used to be with his father most of the time. On the day before his death, he was helping his father in election campaign in Chitwan. On Saturday, Prachanda had to go to Jhapa to address the mass meeting there. He had asked his son to go with him but, Prakash told that he wasn’t feeling well. He decided to go to Kathmandu to take rest instead.
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Prachanda son Prakash Dahal has died

The only son of CPN Maoist (Center), Puspa Kamal Dahal, Prachanda, has died in the morning of November 18, 2017. Prakash was taken to hospital at around 5 in the morning. According to the hospital source he had died before he reached the hospital.

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Twitter update by journalist Vijaya Kumar Pandey:

Prakash Dahal had been a controversial figure in the Nepali politics. Apart from being the son of one of the most influential person in the Nepali politics he was talked about for his personal relationships.

It is a sad incident and I wish the deceased soul rest in peace.

Prachanda is currently in Jhapa for the election campaign. He has reportedly returned back to Kathamndu as soon as he heard the news of his son’s demise.

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UPDATE: Prakash had heart failure at 5:38 and he was admitted to Norvic Hospital at 6:00 AM. Although he was brought at hospital at 5:45 AM, the initial investigation show that the first stroke happened at 1 AM.

In the report, the mother Sita Dahal also has health problems. A team of doctors is treating Sita Dahal in their residence at Lazimpat. While the father Prachanda is arriving from Biratnagar, Prakash’s wife Bina Magar is arriving from Kanchanpur.

A huge crowd has gathered at the hospital. Maoist leaders including Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’ and Giriraj Mani Pokharel have reached the hospital. A big force of police is also providing security at the hospital.

5 Anmol KC Films (full movies)

This is the collection of all the films of Anmol KC available online. Anmol KC debuted as a lead actor in his first movie ‘Hostel’. But, before he acted in leading roles, he had also made short appearances in a number of movies as a child artist and he had also appeared in ‘Sathi Ma Timro’. The fifth movie of Anmol KC ‘Kri’ shooting has completed recently and is scheduled to release at the time of Valentine Day of 2018.

[Biography of Anmol KC]

Let’s start with the movies he was featured in leading roles.

Gajalu (2016)

More information about ‘Gajalu’ is written in the xNepali movie page. The movie is the debut movie of Miss Nepal 2012, Shristi Shrestha. It is the fourth movie of Anmol KC in leading role, all of which were successful. Other actors in the movie are Salon Basnet, Gaurav Pahadi, Menuka Pradhan, Gauri Malla, Bishow Basnet and Krishna Malla.

After the success of ‘Hostel’ and ‘Jerryy’; ‘Gajalu’ marks the hat trick of successful movies of Hem Raj BC. All these movies featured Anmol KC in leading roles. (Watch them below)

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