On the occasion of her 25th birthday, actress Neeta Dhungana has annouced a production house. On September 14, Neeta organized a birthday party and announced ‘Neeta Film Production’. Talking in the event she told, “In the last few years, the movies I worked failed to impress the viewers. I have decided to produce my own movies and give viewers the films they want. I am looking for a good script and the director. If everything goes as planned, I will start working in the first movie in six months.
Many Nepali actresses have produced their own movies but, only a few actress have been successful as a producer. Most of the actresses who have been successful had their husbands backing them up. For example, Rekha Thapa was successful because of Chhabi Raj Ojha. After she divorced Chhabi, the movies she has produced haven’t been as successful as before. But, Rekha is considered one of the most successful producers in the Nepali film industry. Similarly, actress Jharana Thapa had also been successful producer. Jharana’s husband Sunil Kumar Thapa was the force behind her production. Despite of the support of her producer husband, actress Karishma Manandhar has failed in her production ventures. Now, actress Shilpa is producing movies with the help of Chhabi Raj Ojha. Actress Pooja Sharma is producing movies with the help of Sudarshan Thapa and Deepa Shree Niraula is producing movies with Deepak Raj Giri.
Anmol KC made news when he appeared with two bodyguards when he visited film-halls during the release of his movie ‘Dreams’. It is not clear if the extra security was necessary or was only a publicity stunt. One thing is for sure, other actors are also following Anmol KC for the sake of publicity.
Being covered by bodyguards in film halls makes sense. It is not easy for the artists to deal with the crowd. That was seen during the release of ‘A Mero Hajur 2’. The six bodyguards had hard time protecting the actors Salinman Baniya, Samragyee RL Shah and Salon Basnet.
The wife of well known journalist, Rishi Dhamala, has decided to produce a movie. In a program held in Kathmandu, a new movie named ‘Anurag’ was announced. In the movie, the producer, Aliza Gautam will also be the lead actress.
It is a most common trend of the Nepali film industry – actors invest in the movie they are featured in leading role. As the movies are made only for themselves, the directors and other artists don’t give their best. Because of the easy money, the technician’s also don’t provide the optimum amount of the effort in making the movie. Because of these facts, most of the movies produced by the lead actors in the movies are not successful. The latest such example is ‘Rudra’. The movie produced by the actor Bishow Gautam was not successful despite of Nikhil Upreti in negative role – the first in his acting career.
There are a lot of example of films made just to fulfil their desire to be featured in movies. The movie by Aliza Gautam sounds like those movies. She has asked her father to invest in the movie under the banner registered under her daughter’s name.
In the love story movie, a new actor Deepak Ghimire opposite to Aliza. Other actors in the movie include Saroj Khanal, Rupa Rana and Nirmal Sharma.
The Kathmandu District Court has ordered the organizer of Nepal Idol reality show to stop counting the vote by the viewers and present at the court on Bhadra 23 (September 10, 2017). According to reports, the court has ordered to submit the originals of the voting to AP1 TV.
The court was responding to the application of Yagyamani Neupane against the organizer of making one-sided decisions on the organization of the show. According to the decision by the district judge, Diwakar Bhatta, the future of the program will be decided after the decision made on September 10.
What is Nepal Idol?
A singing competition reality show franchise titled ‘idol’ had been quite popular in different countries. After a huge success in India titled ‘Indian Idol’ a similar contest is being held in Nepal. The show is being organized by a new Television station by the Annapurna newspaper group, AP1 TV.
The actress in her 40s has decided that she needs to complete her high school. At the time the daughter is about to get her University degree, the mother, Karishma Manandhar has decided to complete her high school studies.
Karishma had left school when she was studying in grade 8. She never passed the grade as she was busy in acting. When she was engulfed in the limelight of the film world, she had no time for the books. But, from time to time, lack of education haunted Karishma.
Whenever she went out of the film industry, she realized how important education is. After a few initial movies, she went to Mumbai for acting training. She realized that she would have benefited more if she had studied more. When she went to the USA for a few years, lack of education was the main hurdle in getting jobs and even to get the Green Card. She went through English language training and learnt the language.
Well known actor and media personality Raj Ballav Koirala is engaged in USA on Sunday. In a program held in his residence, Raj Ballav and Pratima Bimali offered engagement rings to each other. Both Raj Ballav and Pratima live in the USA and they were having affair for a long time.
In his Facebook post, Raj Ballav has confirm the engagement, by telling he is not available anymore. He wrote, “Got Engaged. (Is officially off the market lol.)” and shared a couple of photos of the two. US resident director, Suresh Darpan Pokharel has shared some photos of the engagement in his Facebook.
Although the engagement ceremony was held and they have decided to get married, the marriage date is yet to be finalized.
Who is Raj Ballav’s wife?
The affair between Priyanka Karki and Ayushman Desraj Joshi is stale now. But, her affair with his mother is still interesting and exciting because – they both look hot in bikini!
Yes, Ayushman’s mother looks hotter than his girlfriend, all because Rabina has given a better skin show in the following photo:
Actress Namrata Shrestha is one of the most successful actress in the Nepali film industry. In addition to films, she had also acted in a couple of theatre plays. About three years ago she had impressed the viwers by a play named ‘Yarma’. Now, she is also doing another play titled ‘Golden Boy’. The play is the Nepali version of a well known play by a US director Deborah Merola. A Hollywood movie by the same name was also made in 1969 based on the story.
In addition to Namrata, the play features Rajkumar Pudasaini and Saroj Aryal. A US theatre actor will also be featured in the play.
The second generation superstar of the Nepali film industry, Anmol KC, is currently in the USA. He has recently completed the shooting of his upcoming film ‘Kri’ and is enjoying his time with is family in the USA. Actor Sunil Thapa has shared a video of Anmol KC in which he playing a guitar and is singing a song.
Two families of Anmol KC
The son of superstar Bhuwan KC, Anmol KC, is the son of his second wife. With his first wife, Bijaya KC, Bhuwan had a son and a daughter. Bijaya lives with her children in the USA. Bhuwan had also named his production company after his daughter with Bijaya, Kajal KC.
After the relationship with Bijaya didn’t go well, Bhuwan married his second wife Sushmita KC. With Sushmita he has his third child, Anmol KC.
Another Nepali film award was held in the USA – titled Global Nepali Film Award. It was the second edition of the award. Like other awards held in Europe and USA, many film artists were denied visa. Those who had previous visa to the USA and those who got visa this year participated and won the awards. Such award winning actors include Anmol KC who got the visa this time. Actor Dayahang Rai and others were denied visa and didn’t become “best actors”. Similarly, actress Keki Adhikari was awarded Best Actress for her role in ‘Love Sasha’.
‘Chhakka Panja’ was awarded the Best Film award. Actress and director Deepa Shree Niraula became the best director for the movie. Actor Tika Pahadi was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Others awarded the Achievement Awards include Arjun Jung Shahi and Suwarna Chhetri.
The actress debuting in Ramesh Upreti’s comeback movie ‘Aishwarya’, Deepika Prasai, says that she looks like well known Bollywood actress, Sonam Kapoor. In a program held a few days ago,a song of the movie was released. The song titled ‘Timi Royeko Pal’ features Deepika with actor Ramesh Upreti. The song and the couple are liked in the video.
Talking to an online magazine, Deepika told, “People had been telling me that I look like Sonam Kapoor.”
Prasai recalls,”It was when I was in grade 8 a few guys teased me by calling ‘Sonam … Sonam’. I thought they were talking about somebody else. But, later I found out that I looked like Sonam Kapoor. I think this is a very good compliment. But, I see myself as Deepika Prasai and nobody else.”
Do you think Deepika looks like Sonam in the following video? Continue reading
The shooting of the upcoming movie of Anmol KC, ‘Kri’ is still going on. The movie that got the media attention since its first announcement, has been in the headlines despite of the secrecy surrounding the movie. In the first look poster, Anmol is shown to be featured in action role, a sharp contrast to his lover-boy avatar in his previous movies. Anmol had built body and had kept his looks secret by staying away from the media since the announcement of the movie. I had prepared a video report with an exclusive preview of Anmol KC’s body:
After the release of first look, the curiosity towards the movie and the actor has risen among the Nepali movie lovers. As Anmol is surrounded by his bodyguards and he is not allowed to be photographed by the media, his looks and some of the closely guarded releases are the only photos available now. I have compiled a list of photos Anmol has shared so far:
The ‘Chhakka Panja’ actress, Namrata Sapkota, has signed in ‘Summer Love’. The movie to be made on the story of the popular novel by Subin Bhattarai, by the same name is being directed by Muskan Dhakal. In the movie, Namrata will be featured in the character of Sushmita. The lead actors of the movie were previously announced. The lead actors are new entry in the Nepali film industry – Rewati Chhetri and Aashish Piya.
Namrata had previously signed in ‘Kanchhi’, the Shweta Khadka comeback movie. But, the movie was delayed because of Shweta’s social work to build houses for earthquake victim Majhi people. When the shooting schedule of ‘Summer Love’ clashed with that of ‘Kanchhi’, Namrata decided to leave it and work in ‘Summer Love’ instead.
The artists of the movie are currently working in workshop. The movie is being produced under Nightingale Entertainment.
The director, Muskan Dhakal had worked as the assistant of Bikash Acharya when directing the ‘Nai Nabhannu La’ sequels. He had also directed one of the sequels. Initially Bikash Acharya was supposed to produce the movie but later, Acharya decided not to invest in the movie. Acharya became the executive producer of the sequel of ‘Chhakka Panja’ instead.
A report on the ‘Summer Love’ announcement:
A new award LG Cine Circle Award 2017 was held in Kathmandu on August 7, Monday in the Army Officers Club, Sundhara. In the award ceremony ‘Jatra’ was awarded the bst movie of the year. In the award ceremony awards in 22 different categories were awarded.
In the ceremony, action director NB Maharjna was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award worth Rs. 51,000. The deputy president Nanda Bahadur Pun was the chief guest of the ceremony. The ‘Maitighar’ film unit, comprising of actor CP Lohani and Mala Sinha were also honoured during the ceremony. Lohani and Sinha had come to Nepal to attend the ceremony.
Award wining movies:
- Watch Chhakka Panja here (Best Poster, top grossing film director, Best Choreographer, Popular actor, Popular actress)
- Watch ‘Jaya Parshuram’ here (Best Stunt, best VFX)
- Watch ‘Ke Ma Timro Hoin Ra’ here (best action coordinator)
- Watch ‘Bir Bikram’ here (Best Editing)
- Watch ‘Gajalu’ here (Best Sound Mixing)
- Loot 2 (Best Trailer, Best Popular Song)
- Bijuli Machine (Best Comedy movie,)
- Purano Dunga (Best Music Director)
- Jatra (Best Movie, best Actor, Actress, Director, Script)
The action star of upcoming movie Commitment 60 hours, Nikhil Upreti has build his body for the movie. The movie being produced and directed by Nikhil is expected to cost around Rs. 30 Million and feature a number of Bollywood actor.
The movie is being made under the investment of an Indian film production house. For the movie, Nikhil is going skydive as a part of the shooting. Although some footages of his actual jump from a plane is shot in real time, there will also be the simulation of skydiving in the movie.
For the movie, Nikhil is currently working hard to build his body. He has been trying to build his body suitable to be shown in the movie. Few photos of Nikhil in new looks are being shared in social media.