In a latest report, director Shyam Bhattarai is teaming with Rekha Thapa‘s ex-husband Chhabi Raj Ojha to produce the hit movie ‘Lanka’ sequel. Both Chhabi and Shyam had been the victim of being stepping stones on the success of the top actress in the Nepali film industry.
Shyam and Chhabi have reportedly signed an agreement to take ‘Lanka 2’ to floor after Tihar. In the report, there is a high chance that Shilpa Pokharel will be featured in the lead role in the movie. We suspect, Shilpa’s future will be determined when her debut movie ‘Lazza’ releases in Tihar.
Sing and abusing people is a part of the game in Nepali film industry. Film industry loves controversy and, a controversy pays well in a long run.
Rekha had used Chhabi to establish herself as the top actress in Nepali film industry and regretted the 10-years she spent with him. Being hurt, Chhabi had also announced writing a book on the relationship.
Rekha’s relationship with director Shyam Bhattarai was a coordial one until she kicked him out of ‘Himmatwali’ team. She also used to call Shyam Bhattari her brother until they parted while he was directing Rekha’s upcoming movie ‘Himmatwali’. Shyam accuses Rekha of using him as a stepping stone in her desire to become a director. Rekha is known for having problem with almost everybody in the film industry.
In the height of debate Rekha accused Shyam of being an incompetent director although he had directed one of her hit movies ‘Lanka’. The sequel movie will have a lot of stake of the director Shyam Bhattarai, the producer Chhabi Raj Ojha and Rekha would certainly love to make it a failure. The battle sounds interesting. We might need to wait about a year to see the result.
Whatever might be the case, the winners will be the viewers.