Lata Mangeskar, one of the most popular Bollywood playback singer has died in Mumbai on 6 February 2022. She was considered one of the greatest and most influential singers in India.
Born as Hema Mangeshkar on 28 September 1929 to a theater artist and musician father, she was named Lata after one of the characters of her father’s play Lathika. She started singing at the age of 5 years and was professional signer by 13 years right after her father’s death. General public have given various honorific titles like Nightingale of India; Voice of the Millennium, & Queen of Melody.
She had recorded songs in over thirty-six Indian languages including primarily in Hindi, Bengali, and Marathi. Continue reading
On April 28 we lost a Bollywood and Hollywood actor Irrfan Khan – one of the most talented actor of all time. The very next day, on April 29, Bollywood lost another superstar, Rishi Kapoor. That was a double loss to Bollywood film industry.
After the death of Irrfan Khan, Anand Nepal YouTube channel viewers had asked me to do a biography of Irrfan. I wasn’t keen on making one because, I only talk about things related to Nepal and Bollywood is Indian film industry. But, later I found out Irrfan’s Nepal connection and hence decided to do a biography. While going through his social media post, I found:
– He was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in March of 2018
– He went to UK for treatment and went through a-year-long treatment in London.
– He returned back to India in April of 2019.
– Right after returning he did a movie ‘English Medium’. The movie was released in March 2020. Irrfan had talked about the film in his social media. His last post was about the movie.
– On April 27, all of a sudden he fell ill, was rushed to hospital. According to media report, the complication wasn’t related to cancer. He was told to be cancer free.
– He died on April 28, 2020
In the LG Cine Circle Film Award 2018, held in Kathmandu, Bollywood star Govinda was the main attraction. He was called ‘Jwai’ by the organizer and he also claimed, his first love “was a Nepali girl.” He told that his wife Sunita is a Nepali. But, is that true?
At the airport, when Govinda landed in Kathmandu, journalists asked Govinda if he knew Nepali. He told, he couldn’t speak it but he understands the language. Govinda was accompanied by his daughter Tina Ahuja (Narmada Ahuja). She told she knows Nepali a little. But, she was comfortable speaking in Hindi. I named her ‘Rastriya Bhanji’ and made a video report:
Bollywood actress Sridevi has been cremeted in Mumbai. Her husband Boney Kapoor torched the dead body of the first female superstar of the Indian cinema industry, Bollywood. The last rituals was conducted by the priests from Tamil Nadu. During the last rituals, Bollywood celebriteis like Shah Rukh Khan, Sunil Setty, Anupam Kher, Amitabh Bachchan, Sabana Azami, Karan Johar etc.
During the last ritual, full makeup was done on Sridevi and she was dressed in bridal dress. The truck that carried Sridevi’s body was covered on white flower. In the truck, her husband Boney Kapoor, son Arjun Kapoor, daughters Janvi Kapoor and Khusi Kapoor and her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor were present. For the last goodbye, a huge crowd of her fans were present on the route the truck was driven. The roads were filled with her fans. The police had to use force at places to control the crowd. Continue reading
Indian actress SriDevi has died on Feburary 25, 2018 while in Dubai participating in a marriage ceremony.
The last video and photos before she died:
Who is Sridevi?
Srievi is one of the most popular Bollywood actress of 1990s. Because of her popularity in her time, she was regarded as the first female “superstar” of India. Some of the popular films of Sridevi include Mawaali (1983), Tohfa (1984), Naya Kadam (1984), Maqsad (1984), Masterji (1985), Nazrana (1987), Mr. India (1987), Waqt Ki Awaz (1988) and Chandni (1989). Critically acclaimed commercially successful movies of Sridevi include Sadma (1983), Nagina (1986), ChaalBaaz (1989), Lamhe (1991), Khuda Gawah (1992), Gumrah (1993), Laadla (1994) and Judaai (1997). Sridevi had won five Filmfare Awards and has been nominated ten times. In 2012, Sridevi made a comeback in tine Indian cinema industry after a 15-year-long hiatus with ‘English Vinglish’. In 2013, the Government of India had awarded her the Padma Shri award, the fourth highest civilian honor.
Shree Devi’s personal life
Shreedevi was born in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India on August 13, 1963. Her real name was Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan. Her father was Tamil lawyer and her mother was Telugu. Continue reading
There was a rumour about Miss Nepal 2012, Shristi Shrestha, to debut in a Bollywood movie. The rumour was about her role in a movie titled ‘Sandeep Aur Pinki Farar’, planned to be shot in Nepal and made under Yashraj Banner. But, the actress has denied the rumour and has told that it was a false information. In the Facebook she wrote, “Information might be power but disinformation is abuse of the power.”
According to report, Shristi had gone to Mumbai for the audition of the movie. She left the shooting of ‘Romeo and Muna’ in East Nepal to go to Mumbai. But, before the production banner made the decision of the audition, the rumour was released in media. The actress was stressed out when she received numerous congratulatory messages. She finally wrote a message that the news of her debuting in Bollywood was false. She wrote, “Dear supporters, I would like to inform you all that the recent news stating that I am debuting in Indian cinema right now is false. Please do not misled or misinformed.”
Although Shristi has told it to be false, some believe that she has already landed in the role in the Bollywood movie. Continue reading
Actress Manisha Koirala has told that she is going to be a mother. She got married in 2010 to Samrat Dahal, but the marriage didn’t last long. They were separated in less than a year. The formal divorce was done in 2012. After that, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She was treated in the USA and became cancer free. It is going to be 5 years of her being cancer free soon.
Mother in Real Life
How can a single woman, that too with problem with her reproductive organs can be a mother ? Yes there is a way – the Bollywood actress of Nepali origin, actress Manisha Koirala has told that she is going to adopt a child this year. She is planning to adopt a girl child and be a responsible mother.
The details about if the girl to be adopted is identified or not is not released. She just told that on the fifth anniversary of of winning cancer, she is going to adopt a child.
Mother is Reel Life
That was being a mother in real life. Manisha has also signed in a movie to be featured as a mother on-screen. She is going to be featured as the mother of Sanjay Dutt, Nargis in the biopic movie of Sanjay Dutt. In the movie, Ranvir Kapoor will be featured as Sanjay Dutt – the son of Manisha’s character.
The Bollywood actor and dancer, Hrithik Roshan, was one of the guests of the finale of Jhalak Dikhalaja, Season 9. After watching the performance of Teriya Magar and her partner, Hrithik was so impressed that he offered to dance with them in a movie. He said,’I is a wrong thinking that girls can’t do as well as boys. Today Teriya, you have ruled.” He added, “I wanted to try this at one time. At that time, I want you to do it with me.” He also added, “And, we will do it in a movie.”
Watch video report:
Was Hrithik’s offer a credible offer?
Technically, it was not an offer. It was a plan Hrithik Roshan made right after watching Teriya’s performance. It was a impulse reaction without any backup plan. So, there is no plan of her role in any movies. I don’t know if Hrithik will remember his offer. Continue reading
The Bollywood film industry is considered one of the largest film industry in the world. The movie industry has gone worldwide because of the popularity of the movies. The opportunity to be a part of the film industry is very difficult. In such an environment, few Nepali artists have established themselves as credible artists. The following video discusses the Nepali artists in Bollywood:
Manisha Koirala – one of the top actresses of the past in the Bollywood film industry
Udit Narayan Jha – One of the top playback singers.
The prime minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to meet some well known Bollywood actors and producers in New Delhi. The meeting is being held in coordination with the Nepal Embassy in New Delhi with the help of Bollywood actress of Nepali origin, Manisha Koirala.
According to a report in the Times of India, Oli will meet actor Jackie Shroff, director Subash Ghai, producers and other well known Bollywood personalities.
Nepali actor Biraj Bhatt and Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor have teamed up to act in a Bhojpuri movie. Being too busy in Bhojpuri movies Biraj hasn’t appeared in Nepali movie for a while. All the recent movies of Biraj released in Nepal are dubbed Bhojpuri films. The last movie of Biraj titled ‘Jungbhumi’ was released on July 10.
Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor has been quite popular negative and comedy-role actor in Bollywood. Shakti’s daughter Shraddha Kapoor has also made a good impression in Bollywood film industry. Being an influential actor in Bollywood, Shakti Kapoor is believed to be of help to Biraj in debuting in Bollywood films.
In a Facebook status post, previous adult film star of Hollywood and the current Bollywood sensation, Sunny Leone, has said that she is ‘working on something special for Nepal â€¦ â€Ž#getsexyâ€¬ see you soon Nepal xoxo’. She hasn’t given any further clue on what her plans are.
Based on her message she is involved in something related to her profession. It might be a shooting or some sort of a program. Her #getsexy hashtag in the message rules out any social works. We will surely know more details of her visit in near future.
Miss Nepal 2012, Shristi Shrestha, is featured in a remix video of a popular song of a Bollywood movie ‘Jackpot’. The music video features the actor of the movie Sachin Joshi opposite to Shristi. In the original filming of the song ‘Kabhi Jo Badal Barse…’ actress Sunny Leone was featured opposite to Sachin.
In the music video, Shristi seem to be a competition to Sunny in terms of the sensuality (watch the video to decide):
A number of Bollywood celebrities have expressed their concern towards the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Here are the sayings of of the celebrities from our neighboring country:
Right after the earthquake, Bollywood megha-star Amitabh Bachchan told that he was saddened by the disaster. He wrote in Twitter, "Seeing devastating pictures and news of the earthquake in Nepal ! Prayers that all is well and all are safe." He later added:
T 1845 – O ! God .. this is Nepal earthquake ..!!! I shot a song here for ‘Mahaan’ with Zeenat Aman .. pray all well pic.twitter.com/Q8ZcMaB57C
In a week of the visit of a Bollywood actress, Raveena Tandon, another Bollywood actress, Sushmita Sen has arrived in Nepal. Like Tandon, Sushmita is also in Kathmandu to participate in a jewellery pageant. Invited by Classic Diamond Jewellery, she will participate in a two-days-long jewellery pageant and will inaugurate the outlet of the jewellery in New Road.
It is not the first time of Sushmita to visit Nepal. Last time Sushmita was in Kathmandu to participate in a fashion show. She has plans to visit Pashupati and other places in the valley. Continue reading