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Keki Adhikari tests positive for COVID-19; Ghintang shooting in trouble

Deepak Shrestha’s comeback movie shooting is in trouble after actress Keki Adhikari tests positive for COVID-19.
Well known director, Deepak Shrestha is making a comeback after 7 years of absence by directing a movie titled ‘Ghingtang’.

Actress Trouble

1. The movie was told to feature Aliza Gautam in leading role. But, Aliza left the movie citing her father’s health concerns. That was a week prior to the inauguration of the shooting of the movie (Muharta). The movie team had to find a new actress to be featured in the leading role.
2. Deepak Shrestha signed in Laxmi Bardewa. The replacement actress Laxmi Bardewa later told that she has scheduling issues with the shooting of another movie. Laxmi also left the movie before the shooting started. The movie team had to search for another actress for the role.
3. Keki Adhikari was signed the leading role for the movie. Keki was all ready to go to the shooting but, on the day, the COVID test result came positive and she had to quarantine herself.

Deepak Shrestha’s initial movies were successful but, in later days, his movies were unsuccessful. He is known for superhit movies like Sadak, Himmat.

The movie to be made on a story titled ‘Masuko Mulya’ written by Mandria Madhushree. The movie features Gaurav Pahadi in leading role while Nir Shah and Madan Krishna Shrestha are also featured in special roles.

4 pregnant celebrities – Priyanka Karki, Reecha Sharma, Garima Panta and Singh

At least four celebrities are expecting child in coming few months. The celebrities include :

A video report on it:

Reecha Sharma and Deepekshya Bikram Rana

Reecha got married with Deepkakshya last year. After a year of marriage, the couple has decided to welcome the third member in their family. Reecha shared the good news in Facebook while watering a plant she had planted in her home to welcome the new member of the family.
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NEFTA Award 2021 winners are : Chhakka Panja, Suhana Thapa, Anmol KC

The winners of this years’ Nefta Award are:

Chhakka Panja 3 became the best film while actress Menaka Pradhan for her role in film ‘Saili. Bipin Karki is awarded the best actor for his role in ‘Prasad’.

Deepa Shree Niraula was awarded for being the best director of her super hit seris ‘Chhakka Panja’. The Deputy President of Nepal Nanada Prasad

  • Makeup and Hair – Romeo and Muna (Shumsher Lama)
  • Best Costume Desgner – Intu Mintu Londonma (Yubi Thapa)
  • Art Director – Romeo and Muna (Pasang T Lama)
  • Background Score – Damaruko Dandibiyo (Alish Karki)
  • Sound Mising – Damaruko Dandibiyo (Mukesh Shah)
  • Lyricist – Prasad (Jaun Maya Sarara – Ganesh Shah)
  • Music – Prasad (Jaun Maya Sarara – Subash Bhusal)
  • Arranger – Prasad (Jaun Maya Sarara – Udayaraj Poudel)
  • Singer Male – Prasad (Jaun Maya Sarara – Ketan Chhetri)
  • Singer Female – Nai Nabhannu La 3 (Samikhaya Adhikari)
  • Story – Chhakka Panja 3 (Deepak Raj Giri)
  • Script – Chhakka Panja 3 (Deepak Raj Giri)
  • Dialogue – Prasad (Sushil Poudel)
  • Trailer – A Mero Hajur 3 (Shahil Khan)
  • VFX – Romeo and Muna
  • Color correction – Hari (Arjun Karki)
  • Adibashi Janajati – Prangana (Tamang movie)
  • Co Actress – Gopi (Surekshya Panta)
  • Co Actor – Damaruko Dandibiyo (Anup Baral)
  • Actor in Negative Role – Katha Kathmandu (Pramod Agarahari)
  • Acotr in Comedy Role – Chhakka Panja 3 (Kedar Ghimire)
  • Fight Director – Ranbir (Chandra Panta)
  • Choreography – A Mero Hajur 3 (Kabiraj Gahataraj)
  • Debut actor (Female) – A Mero Hajur 3 (Suhana Thapa)
  • Debut actor (Male) – Intu Mintu Londonma (Dhiraj Magar)
  • Debut Direoctr – Katha Kathmandu (Sangita Shrestha)
  • Editor – Katha Kathmandu (Mitra Gurung)
  • Cinematographer – Hari (Chintanraj Bhandari)
  • Popular Actress – Samragyee Shah
  • Popular Actor – Anmol KC
  • Popular Film – Chhakka Panja 3
  • Jury Award – Hari
  • Actor – Prasad (Bipin Karki)
  • Actress – Saili (Menuka Pradahan)
  • Director – Chhakka Panja 3 (Deepa Shree Niraula)
  • Best Film – Chhakka Panja 3

Miss Nepal 2011: Malina Joshi

It has been a decade since Malina Joshi was crowned Miss Nepal. Here is the historical details of the winner of Lux Hidden Treasure Miss Nepal 2011, was Malina Joshi. The information about Malina, during the participation in the contest, was published in The Himalayan Times in 2011.

Originally From: Dharan, Sunsari
Age in 2011: 23
Height: 5’ 6’’
Education: M.B.A.

Malina was born on 27 January 1989, in Dharan. She did her secondary education from Dharan Higher Secondary School. She has received a MBA degree with specialization in Marketing from Ace Institute of Management.

In 2011 Malina told that she had a desire to work in the field of advertising, Malina Joshi, decided to be an actress instead later. Her hobby is to dance , likes to watch cricket and loves to eat rajma and rice.
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Anju Panta 2nd marriage, this is the new groom

Popular singer Anju Panta has married a lyricist, a journalist and a pastor of a Church, Thir Koirala. In a private ceremony Thir and Anju Panta got married in a Church among their close relatives and friends.

Anju had announced her love affair on the Valentine’s Day of 2021. In another occasion she had told that they had decided to get married on the last Valentine’s Day. After that she had indicated that she might be getting married soon. Her daughter Paritoshika had also told that she wanted her mother to get married.
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Rabi Lamichhane Channel, Galaxy 4K to be the first 4K Channel in Nepal

Well known media personality Rabi Lamichhane has launched a new television channel in an event held in Kathmandu. Lamichhane had recently left News24 television to start his own venture. In the Nepal’s first 4K television channel Lamichhane’s role will be of managing director.

The new channel is named Galaxy 4K. Rabi Lamichhane’s program in his previous TV station, News 24 TV is based on a low resolution SD (standard definition) technology. 4k has many times the screen pixel compared to SD.

Galaxy 4K Television has brought some of the best names in their field:

  • Deepak Raj Giri is running a program called Crime Patrol Nepal
  • Rajesh Hamal is running Ko Banchha Crorepati season 2
  • A Hindi TV serial Ramayana will be telecasted in Nepali languge
  • Saregama Lil Champs -another Indian reality TV show featuring Kali Prasad Baskota, Nhyu Bajracharya and Indira
  • Ramesh Prasai will run a talk show “Lal Mohar”
  • Rabi Lamichhane will run Sidha Kura .. (dot dot), The Leader and Kamka Kura. The leader will be a reality show that will be further announced in Baisakh.
  • Mahabir Pun will run a technology program – Avishkar

The 24/7 TV station will feature regular news telecast.

Shweta Khadka & Majhi Basti controversy

Actress Shweta Khadka announced the construction of Majhi Basti in 2017. For that, she had registered an organization after her late husband Shree Krishna Shrestha.

The Shweta Shree Foundation’s website says:

Shweta Shree Foundation (SSF) was established on 26th February, 2017, as a non-profit,charity oriented towards social service. SSF focuses on providing help to underprivileged and ultra-poor people so that they can help themselves to face their economic and social hardships and eventually become independent. The Foundation was established in the fond memory of Late Shreekrishna Shrestha, one of the famous cine and theater actors of Nepal, by his life companion Mrs. Ranjana Khadka who is well-known by her nick name SHWETA.

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Sapana Roka Magar – BBC 100 in Trouble from Binaya Jung Basnet

The teenage girl who was selected to be one of the Top 100 women in the world seems to be in trouble as she parted her ways from her mentor Binaya Jung Basnet.

A video report I prepared on the case:

Sapana has shared this post in her Facebook page.

Film shooting restarts – December Falls, Kausid, Ganapati, Timro Mero Saath, Churifuri …

The shooting in the Nepali film industry has re-started now. A lot of new movies are being shot and the ones that halted are also restarting.

Currently, Aryan Sigdel and Upasana Singh Thakuri are shooing in Pokhara. They are shooting for the movie ‘December Falls‘. Upasana debuted in ‘Captain’ opposite to Anmol KC. With Upasana and ARyan the movie also features Suman Thapa Rohit, Salon Basnet, Dayaram Dahal and Naresh Bhattarai. The director of the film in Prabin Jha. After completion of the shooting in Pokhara the team will complete the movie in Kathamdnu. The movie is made on the story by BP Khanal, dialogue by Kedar Bhusal and the movie is expected to be released on Shrawan 1, 2078.

Similarly, Reecha Sharma is busy in the shooting of her next movie ‘Kausid’. This is Reecha’s first production venture after she got married last year.
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Nepali Movie – Aama (Mithila Sharma, Surakshya Panta)

The movie directed by Dipendra K Khanal, featuring Mithila Sharma and Surakshya Panta in leading roles is released in YouTube. Right after release, the movie has been very successful in attracting a huge amount of Nepali viewers.

Nepali Film – Aama (2020)
Starring – Mithila Sharma, Surakshya Panta, Deshbhakta Khanal, Sarita Giri etc.
Director – Dipendra K. Khanal

The movie was released right before the lockdown. The movie was taken off the theater before people watched it. It was released again after 9 months of lockdown. But, the viewers didn’t go to theater to watch it. The movie was released online after a copy was shared online. The movie is produced by Sharmila Pandey. In addition to direction and script D.K. Khanal is also the cinematographer of the movie.

Watch the full movie here:

Please comment what do you think of the movie.
This is the third movie by the name “Aama”. The first Nepali movie was titled ‘Aama’ and was produced by Nepal government.

The second movie featured Shiva Shrestha and Saroj Khanal. The movie is not available online now.

Astika Shrestha – Miss Nepal 2020 contestant No. 21

The Contestant number 21 of Miss Nepal 2020 is Dr. Astika Shrestha. A recent graduate of MBBS is currently doing her internship. More details will be added in this post soon.

Astika graduated from St. Xavier’s school in 2012 and St. Xavier’s College, Maitighar in 2014 before she started medical studies.

After being selected one of the finalists of Miss Nepal 2020, Astika Shrestha wrote, “Hey everybody! I’m really thrilled to finally put this up on my feed! CONTESTANT NO. 21, Miss Nepal 2020. Thankyou for showering me with all the love and support in these past few days! I’ve been living my dreams and I’ll need your constant support throughout. Follow me through my journey in Miss Nepal! Let’s go!”

After the completion of MBBS, Astika is doing her internship at the Nepalgunj Medical College teaching hospital, Dashbigha, Kohalpur.


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25 Years of Miss Nepal – Newar, Khas Arya girls

This report was posted by Barsat Karki in Anand Nepal’s YouTube channel in the following video:

Stats from the 25 Miss Nepal competitions

Newar Winners – 13/25
Khas Winners – 7/25
2 Limbu Winners, 1 Gurung, 1 Tamang and 1 Marwadi Winner

Shrestha Winners within Newar Winners – 6/13
(5 winners were from the last 10 years)

Newar Winners who were from Kathmandu Valley (KTM,LAT,BKT) – 9/13
Khas Winners who were from Kathmandu Valley (KTM,LAT,BKT) – 6/7
Other Winners who were from Kathmandu Valley (KTM,LAT,BKT) – 1/7
Total Winners who were from Kathmandu Valley (KTM,LAT,BKT) – 16/25

SAD TRUTH
It is obvious that Newar and Khas Women dominate Miss Nepal as winner with 20/25 wins in total. It is also the case that Women from Kathmandu Valley are more likely to be Miss Nepal. Luckily this fact is changing quickly because in the last 10 years only half of the winners were from Kathmandu Valley compared to the previous decade than this where 8/10 where from Kathmandu Valley. Also Educated Women are more likely to be Miss Nepal as well because 20/25 Winners had completed their Bachelors Degree. In my opinion Miss Nepal mirrors how ethnicities other than Newar and Khas are deprived from resources that would enable them to participate and qualify in these pageants .
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Miss Nepal 2020 contestants

Miss Nepal 2020 contest is being held in a different environment this year. They still have 21 contestants participating. The contestants are:

The contest finalist were selected in an event held on November 3. The audition for the contest at 9 different cities were held in March of 2020. Because of the lockdown, the contest was delayed. Now, the contest is being held with high degree of precaution.

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Nepali Movie – A Mero Hajur 3

The superhit movie of theater is proving to be superhit in YouTube.
Although some of the viewers think that Anmol KC and Suhana Thapa lacked acting skills, the viewership is exactly opposite.

‘A Mero Hajur 3 was released in 2018 and was liked by the viewers. The movie made on the story of a celebrity and his fan is produced by Sunil Kumar Thapa. The movie directed by actress Jharana Thapa is her second directional venture. Her first direction ‘A Mero Hajur 2’ was also successful. In her second movie, she had introduced her own daughter Suhana Thapa in leading role. She has signed Anmol KC in a record breaking remuneration in the Nepali film industry.

One of the most important gossip from the movie is the relationship between the lead actors, Anmol and Suhana. Suhana has told that she is highly impressed by the actor. Both of them are devotee of Lord Krishna and they have a lot of things in common. For Suhana, Anmol KC has broken his record of not-repeating-actresses in his film. Anmol is being featured opposite to Suhana in upcoming movie ‘A Mero Hajur 4’. That is a record in itself because, Anmol had never repeated actresses in his previous movie.

Watch the movie:
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