Actress Rekha Thapa had wanted to head the Nepal Film Development Board (FDB), but her peers had rejected Rekha for not being competent enough. In response to her rejection, Rekha had organized the meet the press event in New York during her month-long visit to USA.
Rekha Thapa had stopped her education after SLC and she didn’t go to college. In the meet-the-press event held in New York, she told that some people call her ‘uneducated’ because of the lack of higher education. She added – those who call her uneducated are fool themselves. She called herself a knowledgeable and capable person in her profession.
To explain her point, she told that she has done more than any educated person in Nepal has done. She also gave an example of the prime minister who is a PhD degree holder. At this time, he is considered unsuccessful in the role of the prime minister.
Explaining the reason behind the lack of university degree Rekha told, she started working at 16 and didn’t get time to attend colleges. She stressed that the shooting spot is her college and the camera, scripts and other aspects of shooting are her books.
Rekha had also expressed her intention to enter into politics in future and her intention to register a NGO to start social works. Rekha also announced her next project as a producer ‘Kali’ and told that the movie will be directed by Himgyap Tashi.
The event was organized by Nepali Sanchar Sanjal of New York and was held in Himalayan Yak Resturant, Jackson Height, New York. Full video of the press meet was posted earlier.