Satya Raj Acharya, a singer and son of Bhajan Shiromadi, Bhakta Raj Acharya, is going to act in a movie named "Acharya". The movie is based on the life of Bhakta Raj and Satya will act in his fatherâ€™s role. Satya Raj got the lead role as his face resembles his fatherâ€™s and he also knows his father better than anyone else.
Roshan Rai, a resident of Sikkim is producing the movie. Prasant Rasaili will be directing the movie in which 86 actors will be new face. The artists will be selected at an audition held at Hotel Ambassador, Lazimpat, Kathmandu. The film will be shot in Nepal and Sikkim, India.
Shooting of the movie will start in December.
An 108 ft. statue, featuring Lord Shiva holding a Trishul in one hand, is being built in Sanga, Bhaktapur. The statue is expected to be finished in a couple of months.
The work on the statue started three year back with the financial support of Kamal Jain, owner of Hiltake water tank company. Jain, an Indian national, has been doing business in Nepal for the last 18 years.
The concept design of the statue was prepared by an Indian engineer, Maturam Verma. Five Indian sculpturers and 100s of Nepali workers are working in finishing the statue before Shiva Ratri, a festival of Shiva. NRs. 20 millions has already been spent in the construction of the statue.
Jain believes that the statue will be helpful in development of tourism in the area.