This is an update to a previous post on the subject. I have also updated the video report for this post.
The original video was made on the suggestion of one of my Twitter friends. The suggestion was make video report on Nepali actresses who smoke and drink in real life. Actually I wasn’t really interested in doing the report in the beginning. It was their personal freedom and I wasn’t a person to judge them by their habits. Drinking is not a taboo anymore. And, smoking is a bad habit almost all of the smokers want to quit.
Unless a drunk person acts irresponsibly, drinking doesn’t usually interface with the other people. But, smoking can expose non-smokers passive smoking. Smokers can at times be a nuisance too. But, I wasn’t willing to discuss the issue until I remember Rajesh Hamal’s incident during the shooting of one of his films. Then I prepared a video report (attached at the end of the post). The following video is the update to the video.
After asking those who know, some of the actresses who smoke off-screenÂ are (the list is updated according to the comments in the video):
- Paramita RL Rana
- Rekha Thapa
- Priyanka Karki
- Namrata Shrestha
- Mala Limbu
- Jharana Thapa
- Sushma Karki
- Suvekshya Thapa
- Sumina Ghimire
- Jyoti Magar
The original list was prepared based on an article published in an online magazine, Dainik Nepal and updated according to the comments made on the video.
According to the report in Dainik Nepal:
The top actress of the past, Rekha Thapa is a regular smoker. Rekha is usually seen smoking in public. In an event, Rekha was also seen smoking pot in public with then chief of Film Development Board.
Actress Priyanka Karki doesn’t smoke in public places but she is also a regular smoker in private. Namrata Shrestha also doesn’t smoke in public places. She is also told to smokes in private places.
Mala Limbu smokes openly. She is also told to be a chain smoker by her friends.
The actress and model Sushma Karki is also a chain smoker. Sushma finishes a pack of 29 cigarette every day.
Another well known smoker actress is Sumina Ghimire. Sumina has left the film industry after she got married. A mother of a daughter Sumina is not seen in any public function these days.
A singer and model, Jyoti Magar also smokes openly in public.
A new actress and model with a lot of potential, Paramita RL Rana, is also a smoker according to the viewer of the video. Others have named Barsha Raut, Oshima Banu and Anna Sharma as smokers (these names aren’t independently verified).
But, according to Barsha Raut, she doen’t smoke in real. She had learnt how to smoke for the role in “Chhakka Panja 2”. Although she has smoked a lot in the film, it was only for the film. The character she played in the film is outgoing girl who smokes, wears short dress and is very modern. After the completion of the shooting, she has stopped smoking. So, she can’t be called a smoker.
It seems, Paramita RL Rana does smoke. She shared a Facebook page in her Twitter advocating Vape (electronic cigarette). Although that doesn’t make her a smoker, there might be a truth on the statement of the person who made that comment.
Please do like and share. This is a great option for people trying to quit smoking. Tobacco kills Vape doesn’t. https://t.co/KdSV9GVpYi
â€” Paramita RL Rana ♎ (@PamParamita) July 17, 2017
I couldn’t find any information about whether Osima Banu and Anna Sharma do smoke or not. I won’t consider them smoker unless somebody gives me a clue or a proof.
Smoking in Nepal
Until 2011, smoking was allowed in public places in Nepal. After it was officially banned in 2011, less people are seen smoking in public places. Although it is illegal to smoke in public places, people are still seen smoking. But, they can be prosecuted for an offence. Read the report – No smoke, no sale of tobacco products in public places from Aug 7, 2011. The article titled “Smoking kills a Nepali every 30 minutes” is also interesting to read in the link.
A Sep 19, 2011 article
Punishment for smoking in public place
This is a photo, taken in 2011, showing a police officer punishing an assistant of a microbus for smoking in public place.
Last month (in August of 2011), the government of Nepal had banned smoking in public places. To support the movie, the government had told that smoking was the cause of the death of a Nepali every 30 second.
The ban of smoking in public place is expected to help reduce the adverse effect of the exposure to second-hand smoke and also help reduce the consumption of cigarette by smokers. (Photo credit – somebody in Facebook – I couldn’t find it in FB again – please comment if you know who took it. Thanks.)
The original video (The updated version was attached earlier. The following video is unlisted in YouTube):