On the marriage of his hair dresser Surendra Thakur, actor Rajesh Hamal chartered a helicopter to his remote village in Sarlahi. The marriage held on Ashad 20 became special when the superstar of the Nepali film industry arrived in a helicopter.
Thakur and the villagers were very happy to see the superstar in the village. Rajesh offered a garland and congratulated the groom and the bride. A huge crowd was gathered to see the superstar and the helicopter.
Because of the weather, the helicopter had to stop at Shikharpur of Makwanpur and again at Kyaneshowr of Sindhuli before heading towards Babargunj, the village of the groom. Rajesh told that the travel was risky and adventurous. He said, "When the helicopter had to stop because of weather, it was very scary." He reached Babargunj at around 11:00 AM on Friday, July 4. The marriage procession also used the helicopter to reach the bride’s house.
Surendra Thakur had been working as the hair dresser of the actor for the last seven years.
The cost of the helicopter charter is believed to be in the range of Rs. 1.5 million. Rajesh Hamal’s assistant Dipendra Mahato, journalist Subash Dhakal, Bidur Khatiwada and Pradip Niraula were also with Hamal in the helicopter journey. Rajesh Hamal returned back to Kathmandu at around 4:00 PM.
Photo credit – Pradeep Niraula and Tanka Chhetri