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.
It seems every actresses are producing movies these days. After Rekha Thapa, Jharana Thapa, Shilpa Pokharel, Richa Sharma, Namrata Shrestha, Nisha Adhikari, Deepa Shree Niraula and so on, another actress has decided to produce a movie – Ashishma Nakarmi. Ashishma is producing a Newari Language movie titled ‘Laakhey Bhaju’. The movie was announced in a program held in Kathmandu.
The movie to be made on the popular dance in Newar community – Lakhe dance. The movie is made on the story of a love story of a Lakhe dancer. Ashishma will be the lead actress in the movie. With Ashishma, Sohit Manandhar, Madandas Shrestha, Nagina Joshi and Krishna Bhakta Maharjan will be the main actors. The movie is presented by Ashishma and is produced jointly by Narendra Maharjan, Gopal Kaji Kayastha, Chij Kumar Shrestha, Sundar Rajbhandari and Deepak Shrestha.
A little late but, I have kept up with the tradition of sharing Dashain photos of Nepali celebrities. Highlights of this year’s dashain starting with Bhuwn KC offering tika to Anmol KC :
Prachanda celebrated Dashain after 22 years. (Read more here) That was not all, his party also joined with CPN UML to participate in the election. It all sums up to his desire to get into power by giving up his hardcore stance.
Karishma’s daughter, Kabita Manandhar, was in Nepal for Dashain from USA. Actress Jharana Thapa’s daughter Suhani had also arrived in Nepal from the USA. Actress Priyanka Karki celebrated dashain with her sweetheart, Ayushman Desraj Shrestha. While Ayushman celebrated with Priyanka, his ex-girlfriend Paramita RL Rana celebrated Dashain alone. Continue reading
Nepali Movie – Blackmail
Starring – Suman Singh, Jiwan Luitel, Sweta Bhattarai, RP Panta, Rasmi Bhatta, Shailaja Pandey, Yogendra Shrestha, Nagendra Rijal, Manoj Narayan etc.
Director – Madhusudan Bhattarai
The Nepali movie ‘Blackmail’ is the presentation of Janakpur Media House and written by Shivam Adhikari. The movie was previously posted in xnepali in 2013.
Full movie in single part:
The CPN Maoist chief, Puspa Kamal Dahal, Prachanda celebrated Dashain for the first time in 22 years. He took Dashain tika in his residence in Lazimpat. He also offered tika to his wife, Sita Dahal. Sita offered tika to her children, grand children and other relatives. According to the son of Prachanda, Prakash Dahal, Prachanda took tika from his mother’s maternal uncle.
Prakash wrote in his Facebook – “More than a religious festival, Dashain is an opportunity to meet the relatives, social gathering.” He adds, “We respect Dashain as much as we respect religion.”
Like the previous years, Prachanda however didn’t offer tika to anybody else expect his wife, Sita Dahal. Prakash said, “Like previous years, dad didn’t offer us the tika. We took tika from the mom’s hand. In the previous Dashain, we used to take tika from mom.”
Why now, what changed Prachanda?
Prachanda used to advocate against Dasain festival being a religious event, not good for the low income and low caste Nepali people. After starting civil war and making himself one of the most powerful person in the country, he has changed his stance on the celebration. Why is that? Why did Prachanda back up after more than two decades of not celebrating Dashain?
Nepali Movie – Shabda
Starring – Saugat Malla, Kamali Waiba, Anubhav Regmi etc.
Director – Santosh Shiwakoti
A presentation of Om Om Shree Bajrayan Picture, the movie is presented by Bishnu Kumar Thebe and is produced by Tsering Dorjee Lama. The movie directed by Santosh Shiwakoti features the music of Rajan Raj Shiwakoti and Suresh Gaire. VFX by Suraj Maharjan, mixing by Mukesh Shah.
The movie features the background music of Pramod Pariyar, editing by Banish Shah and Milan Shrestha. Action directed by NB Maharjan, choreography by Pradeep Shrestha, cinematography by Shiva Dhakal. Lyrics by Dr Krishan Hari Baral and Rajan Raj Siwakoti, voice in songs by Rajan Raj Shiwakoti, Swaroop Raj Acharya, Dipak Limbu, and Milan Amatya.
The the movie featuring actors Saugat Malla, Kamali Waiba, Anubhav Regmi, Roy Deep Shrestha, Arjun Gurung, Anoj, Oshin Bhattrai etc. was released in January of 2017. (read the release news.) The movie wasn’t much successful at the time of release. The movie is shot in beautiful locations of Siklesh of Kaski and is about the love and relationship with the children.
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Nepali Movie – Zindagi Rocks
Starring – Sauram Raj Tuadhar, Aakesha Bista, Sonam Pakhrin etc.
Director – Nikesh Khadka
About Zindagi Rocks
A presentation of Vee Production, the movie by director Nikesh Khadka features Sauram Raj Tuadhar and Aakesha Bista in leading roles. Other artists include Sonam Pakhrin, Makan Raj, Richa Sharma, Prakriti Shrestha, Rajendra Khadgi, Biky Pulami, and Binod Mainali. The cinematographer of the movie is Hari Humagain, screenplay by Niroj Manandhar. The movie is edited by Nishan Ghimire, action directed by Rajendra Khadgi, background score by Mohit Munal. Produced by Birendra R Tuladhar, the movie features music of a number of composers including Sugam Pokharel, Kamal Khatri, Pushpan Pradhan, and Sanjeet Shrestha.
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The marriage of a well known Nepali singer, Milan Amatya, has ended in court. The singer from India who married a Nepali businessman, Mention Amatya, has finally ended the 6-years-old marriage in the Kathmandu district court. There are conflicting reports on why Milan divorced.
Last year, Milan had shared a selfie (or is it welfie?) with her husband and other family members. This year, a few days before Dashain they are officially separated. Dashain 2017 will not see Mention in the same frame of Milan. A video report on why:
Who is Milan Amatya?
Singer Milan Amatya was born in Assam, India. In Assam, she was known as Milan Newar. Brought up in a family of music and art, she had started singing in a young age. Milan had been a singer for about a decade before she decided to come to Nepal. She had given voices to songs in Assamese, Hindi and Rajasthani languages. Milan’s younger sister was married and living Dharan. She came to Nepal to record some Nepali songs. At that time, her sister’s family had helped her to meet Mention for marriage.