I have been sharing Tihar photos of Nepali celebrities for the last few years. Last year, I had shared 20 photos of celebrating Tihar. This year I wanted to continue the tradition by posting 20 more photos this year. I haven’t repeated the same celebrities but, most of them are the same every year. If you want to learn more, there is the details on the five days of Tihar.
The photos of the previous years:
Although Bhai Tika is celebrated with brothers and sisters, they don’t need to be biological siblings. Those who don’t have their own siblings, or those who are separated because of living at different place, find one of their liking and make a temporary brother or sister for the festival.
Anmol KC is currently in the USA. He celebrated Tihar with his step-sister, Kajal KC in the USA. Kajal, her mother, Bijaya KC and her brother live in the USA. Bhuwan’s home production Kajal Films is named after Kajal KC.
Ex King Gyanendra Shah has told that he is ready to take the responsibility of leading the country. On the occasion of Bhai Tika on the fifth day of Tihar, he talked briefly with the journalists and told that the country seems to be lacking a leader to lead it to the prosperity. He told that he is worried about the country as a general citizen. He added, “I think the time has come for me to take the responsibility and leadership of the country. But for that to happen, everybody should agree.”
He also added that the statement doesn’t mean he wanted an active role in the Nepali politics. He told, “This is not about being active or inactive. This is the time the country has asked for and it is the right time.” He told, the Bhai Tika is the day of living with the family and enjoy. He also asked the citizen of Nepal to listen to his statement carefully.
By the way he gave the statement, it is clear that something is cooking in Gyanendra’s kitchen. It seems, he is planning to do something in terms of taking back the power he had lost almost a decade ago. Continue reading
Nepali Movie – Radha
Starring – Jiwan Luitel, Sanchita Luitel etc.
Director – Yogesh Ghimire
The movie by Real Motion Picture banner in association with Angle Movie Australia. The movie features the action of Himal KC, choreography of Kabiraj Gahatraj, music of Basanta Sapkota. The lyrics of Dr. Krishna Hari Baral, Eknarayan Bhandari, Basanta Sapkota, background score by Alish Karki, story by Pradeep Bhardowj, editing by Arjun GC, Milan Shrestha, cinematographer was Mankrishna Maharjan.
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Nepali actress Namrata Shrestha has started a challenge for the Tihar – to cook sel roti and create breast cancer awareness. In her social media posts, she had shared a video telling others to upload the videos of themselves making selroti in Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Namrata writes, breast cancer being the most commonly diagnosed cancer amongst women and regular check ups help in fighting it better. She has also shared the contact information of Nepal Cancer Hospital for donations.
The videos that are catchy and interesting will be awarded some exciting prizes at the end of October. If you are uploading your videos please share it with the hashtag #Selrotichallenge. Read more in Namrata’s own share of video and details:
Happy Tihar and Deepawali to all xNepali viewers. This is the Diwali release for the fans of Nepali movies. Enjoy the movie and have a safe and fun filled Tihar.
Nepali Movie – Radhe
Starring – Nikhil Upreti, Priyanka Karki, Ashishma Nakarmi etc.
Director – Jagadishwor Thapa
The movie was released on April 14, 2017 with two other movies. Although there was a huge expectation from the movie, the viewers were not happy by the movie. The fact that action star Nikhil Upreti teaming up with the top actress of the current time, Priyanka Karki had elevated the expectation among the viewers. Another release, ‘Ghampani’ stole the limelight instead. (Release news of Radhe)
The mvoie features the story of an unaccounted person played by the lead actor, Nikhil Upreti. Priyanka Karki made news when she fainted while shooting for a song of the movie. (Read the details of the news report here) The movie produced by Sushil Pokhrel is directed by Jagadishwor Thapa.
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The film produced by actress Nisha Adhikari has a suspense – does it have Nisha Adhikari in a role or not. That is because the lead actress of the movie is Benisha Hamala and she is featured opposite to Saugat Malla. Initially it was believed that Nisha will be in the movie by default because she is the producer of the movie. But, when Nisha wasn’t featured in the trailer released recently, people have started wondering if Nisha is in the film or not.
The comedy movie features a couple played by Benisha Hamala and Saugat Malla. The movie directed by Simosh Sunuwar was being shot in Chitwan when Nisha Adhikari announced her marriage. Nisha who is trained in acting in the USA has a long-term plan of directing movies. In the production debut movie she had also worked as the choreographer. The director Simosh has also jointly produced the movie. Simosh had directed movies like ‘Mission Paisa’ and ‘First Love’.
The marriage of Nisha with Sharad Veswakar in June is also believed to be the reason behind the delay in the release of the movie.
The action star of Nepali film industry, Nikhil Upreti has been quite busy after his comeback in the Nepali film industry in ‘Bhairav’. The upcoming release movie ‘Pinjada Back Again’ is the sequel of the super hit movie of Nikhil ‘Pinjada’. In a program held in Kathmandu on October 12, a song of the movie was released. The song titled ‘Yeta Pani Chaina Uta Pani Chhaina’. The song composed in folk tune features Nikhil and Sara. Nikhil and Sara were choreographed by Ramji Lamichhane. In the program, Nikhil told that he had pretty tough time to dance to the tune.
Nikhil and Sara were featured together in an earlier release ‘Rudara’. With Sara and Nikhil, the movie also features Sushmita KC, Pukar Bhattarai, Jack Shrestha. The cinematographer of the movie is Saurav Lama and the movie is directed by Himal KC and the story is written by Maunata Shrestha.
When Rekha Thapa’s ex-husband Chhabi Raj Ojha went to Rekha’s upcoming movie ‘Rudra Priya’ premier with his to-be-wife Shilpa Pokharel, Shilpa and Rekha met and hugged each other. Chhabi and Shilpa went together but refused to be photographed together in the program.
The premier show of Rekha’s movie was held on October 16. The Rekha Thapa and Aryan Sigdel starrer movie is releasing on this Friday. In the premier Chhabi didn’t go to the stage but Shilpa went to the stage to meet Rekha Thapa. Rekha received Shilpa with a smile and hugged her. The scene was interesting as Rekha was an ex-wife of Chhabi and Shilpa is going to be wife in near future.
It was the first time these two actresses have met each other in a public function. Although journalists had requested Chhabi Raj Ojha to go to the stage and pose for the photograph with his ex and future wives, he refused.
Shilpa had entered Chhabi Ojha’s camp after Rekha had divorced after a decade long marriage and started her own production business.
‘Rudrapriya’ is releasing on Kartik 2 on Laxmi Pooja. The premier show was held on Monday at Kumari Theatre in Kathmandu. In the premier show the main actors of the movie Rekha Thapa, Aryan Sigdel, Rajan Ishan, director Sudip Bhupal Singh, producer Ramesh MK Poudel were present. Actress Rekha was with her mother Saraswati Thapa.
This is an update on the post I made a year ago in 2016. There was a new leak of photos of actress Susana Dhakal a while ago. In the photo she is seen in a hotel strategically covering the sensitive parts but without any clothes. The photos were uploaded in her own Facebook page. After the leak she told that she had lost her mobile phone and apparently those photos were in her phone and somebody uploaded them without her consent. The event is a warning to everybody what can happen if you keep the photos you don’t want others to see in your phone. Susana’s scandal was not that big when compared to the following five scandals.
(screenshot credit – Nepal Aaja)
Scandals and the movie industry go hand-in-hand. But, sex scandals are tragic in nature. People need to be more tolerant in sex related issues. I have compiled a video report on the top 5 sex scandals involving the Nepali movie industry personalities.
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I have discussed about four actresses and a singer.
The fifth INAS Film Award was held on Friday, October 13, 2017 in Kathmandu. In the award ceremony held at Rastriya Sabha Griha, ‘Jatra’ was awarded the best movie and the best actor award. While Bipin Karki became the best actor, Shrijana Subba of ‘Dying Candle’ was awarded the best actress award.
Diya Pun became the best new actress, Milan Chams the best director and Barsha Raut the best supporting actress. Dipa Shree Niraula was awarded the best new director. In the event comedy actor Jitu Nepal gave his comedy presentation, actor Salon Basnet and actress Karishma Shrestha had performed dance. Musician Basanta Sapkota and Rajanraj Siwakoti performed songs. Other artists in the program include singer Nima Rumba and comedy actor Mahadev Tripathi.
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Nepali Movie – Dhoom 2
Starring – Jaya Kishan Basnet, Srijana Bhattarai, Sovit Basnet, Rohit Rumba, Mahima Silwal, Sanjog Rana, Uttam KC, Shankha Ratna Maharjan, Madan Tamrakar etc.
Director – Jaya Kishan Basnet
About ‘Dhoom 2’
The movie released on August 25, 2017 was directed by Jaya Kishan Basnet with the help of Himal Upreti as a co-director. Jaya Kishan was also the producer and the lead actor of the movie. He has also written the script and is the choreographer. The action and comedy movie also features Shovit Basnet and Rohit Rumba. The action director is NB Maharjan, editor is Tara Thapa, music by Tanka Budhathoki. The background singers are Tanka Budathoki, Sangita Timalsina and Darshana Maherjan. The movie made under the banner of Trendy Flims was released in theatre in 2017. Release news.
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Actress (I can add a ‘former’ in front of the word) Arunima Lamsal has divorced her husband of 12 years, in the USA recently. The mother of a six years old daughter decided to separate after she felt her freedom compromised by her husband. According to reports, Arunima has taken custody of her daughter Akshyata Aryal and is living with her parents in Baltimore, USA. Arunima’s mother Radha Lamsal (Bhabu Lamsal) is also a well known actress in the Nepali television and big screen films.
A video report:
Divorces in the Nepali film industry
The unsteady relationship is one of the characteristics of the celebrities. Problem in relationships, and divorces are widely talked about and make news. That is one of the reasons there is a perception that relations of celebrities are temporary. But, there are a lot of celebrities who are happily married.
Nepali Movie – Network
Starring – Vijay KC, Nisha Tamang, Krishna Bhattarai, Niru Budhamagar, Surbir Pandit etc.
Director – Narendra Bahadur Dhami
A presentation of World Cover Media, the movie produced by Vijay KC is presented by Narendra Bahadur Dhami. The cinematographer is Birendra Singh Bhat, music by Suresh Dhahi, choreography by Vijay KC, script and lyrics by the director Narendra Dhami. The movie made on the concept of Bharat KC, action by Suraj Shrestha, editing by Birendra Bhat. The art directo ris Keshav Mahat, costume by Ramesh Giri and background score by Suresh Shahi. Child artists in the movie are Nischal Acharya and Anurodha Adhikari.
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After Miss Nepal 1995 Sumi Khadka, Miss Nepal World 1997 Jharana Bajracharya and Miss Nepal 2002 Malvika Subba, now it is the turn of another ex-Miss Nepal to become a mother. Miss Nepal 2009, Zenisha Moktan, who got married last year (read Zenisha’s marriage report), is going to give birth to a child soon. Moktan with a clearly visible baby bump is in a vacation in preparation for the child birth.
The expectant mother and father had organized a party to announce the pregnancy a while ago. Here is a short video report of the event.
Is it a boy or a girl?
The couple had also announced if it is a boy or a girl in the event. To create the suspense they played a game. To-be father held two balloons with blue coloured confetti in one and pink coloured confetti in another. To-be mother had held two plates with pink and blue confetti in them. While Dikesh Malhotra created a tension by taking time in squishing one of the balloons, Zenisha waited excitedly to throw the confetti from one of the plates.
Rekha Thapa has announced that her upcoming movie ‘Rudra Priya’ will release at the theatre and a TV station on the same day – on Kartik 2. In an announcement program held on October 9, 2017 Rekha Thapa told made the announcement. Rekha told, “I have viewers not only in the cities but also remote places in Nepal. There are no film halls in remote areas. For the viewers who don’t have film theatres near their homes, I have asked the viewers to watch the movie in TV.” She had also asked the viewers who live in places near theatres to go to the theatre to watch it.
‘Rudra Priya’ is not the first movie that is planning to release in TV and in theatre simultaneously. In Fulpati, ‘Mero Paisa Khoi’ was also released in Dish Home TV. But, the organization of theatre owners have protested the decision of the film producers to release them in TV at the same time as the film theatres.
Theatre owners protest
After the TV station Dish Home purchase the TV rights of new movies to release on the same day as the release in theatre, the theatre owners have started to worry. They have made a decision not to let the producers release their movies in TVs. In a meeting held by the Nepal Chalchitra Sangh a decision was made to stop film producers to release the movies in TV.