The hotels run by Indian nationals demand Indian and Nepali actresses to dance in their hotels and casinos. The pay of such dancers range from 2,500 Riyal to 4,000 Riyal per month. The actresses usually dance in the hotels for few months to a year and come back to do movies. The movies they do are only to maintain their actress status. The earning made in acting is no match to the earning they make in Dubai.
Actress and model Simpal Khanal has been dancing in Dubai for some time. Five years ago, Simpal had married Prasanna Poudel, but the marriage lasted less than two years. It is rumored that Prasanna wasn’t happy when Simpal started visiting Dubai.
Another actress, Sima KC also dances in Dubai. She has been dancing in Dubai for the last four years. While she dances 3-4 months every years in hotels and comes back to work in movies rest of the year. She has done movies like ‘Use’ and ‘Jungle Love’.
Actress Sashi Khadka has also started dancing in Dubai since last year. She stays in Dubai for 6-8 months. The actress who has done movies like ‘Palpalma‘ and ‘Kina Kina’, doesn’t admit about Dubai dancing. She instead says that she is studying in India.
Actress Sumina Ghimire had also danced in Dubai hotel two years ago. But, these days she has stopped visiting Dubai.
Actress Richa Singh Thakuri is another actress who regularly visits Dubai for dancing. The actress who had done ‘Nai Nabhannu La’, ‘Ma Timro Bhai Sake’, ‘Hasi Deu Ek Fera’ isn’t doing any movies these days. She is told to be busy in Dubai for the last two years.
Actress of the past, Prerana Sharma had also worked as a dancer for some years in Dubai. These days, she has got married and probably has stopped dancing.
Dubai hotel dancers include actors of Indian television serials and not-so-well known movie actresses. The actresses who prefer to be paid on tips earn more than the ones paid in monthly salary.
(This article is based on a report prepared by Naya Bikalpa)