Nepali Movie – Shakuntala (Rajesh Hamal, Anu Shah)

Nepali Movie – Shakuntala
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Kishor Khatiwada, Anu Shah etc.
Director – Deeness Shrestha

About ‘Shakuntala’

The movie is a presentation of Greenhill VFX Media by Deeness Shrestha is an unique movie featuring the superstar of Nepali film industry, Rajesh Hamal, in a woman’s role. The script of the movie is written by the director and the cinematographer Deeness Shrestha. The editors of the movie are Shahil Khan and Milan Shrestha. The music is composed by Arjun Pokhrel and the background score is prepared by Alish Karki. The songs are written by Krishna Hari Baral and Dayaram Pandey, choreography by My Call. Action is directed by Asta Maharjan. The movie is given a P/G ranking by the censor board of Nepal.

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Friday Release – Shakuntala

The movie featuring the superstar of Nepali movie industry, Rajesh Hamal in a female’s role, ‘Shakuntal’ was released in theater this Friday on August 26, 2016. The movie was one of the most awaited movie of the year because of Rajesh Hamal’s a woman’s get-up. Although Hamal is featured in a female’s role, he is still featured in action role like his previous movies.

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The movie shows Rajesh Hamal in action role while wearing Saree. At the time when most of the movie are not successful commercially, ’Shakuntala’ is expected to do better. The actor Rajesh Hamal howver is not in Nepal at the time of the release of the movie. He is currently in the USA. In addition to Rajesh Hamal, the movie also features Kishor Khatiwada, Anu Shah and Pradeep Dhakal. Model and actress Namrata Sapkota is featured in an item dance. The movie is directed by Dinesh Shrestha.
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Rajesh Hamal featured as a female character, Sakuntala

On Monday, January 4, Rajesh Hamal was seen in a female appearance – wearing saree, blouse and a huge bindi on forehead. The get up was for his upcoming movie ‘Sakuntala’. Rajesh is being featured in a female’s role in the movie as the lead character of the female-oriented movie.

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Two weeks ago when the movie was announced in a press meet, Rajesh and the film team had kept Rajesh Hamal’s role in the movie. Rajesh had given a clue by saying, “Sakuntala can be anybody. A male can be Sakuntala and a female can also be Sakuntala.’

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The actress Anu Shah had told that her role would be that of a journalist and she had asked the journalists in the press meet to wait till the first look or the shooting of the movie to know the truth about the leading character.

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Shakuntala to feature Rajesh Hamal and Anu Shah

Although Rajesh Hamal has slowed down in signing new films, he hasn’t taken break yet. As the release date of his movie ‘Bagmati’ nears, Rajesh has signed to act in movie named ‘Shakuntala’. The news of the signing in of another movie at the time of the release of the movie ‘Bagmati’, on January 8 is a sign that Hamal is still active in movies.

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The movie ‘Sakuntala’ is being directed by Dinesh Shrestha. The movie features actress Anu Shah opposite to Rajesh. Director Shrestha said that the movie is a female-oriented movie with action and social drama. Anu has told that her role is that of a journalist. Both Anu Shah and Rajesh Hamal didn’t reveal much about the story of the movie. Rajesh told that he has signed up because he liked the concept. All Rajesh told was that ‘Sakuntala’ can be either male or female.

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Sagun Shahi featured as an item girl in Kaamchor

The popular model of music video and ‘Dhuwani’ debut actress Sagun Shahi was seen in the sets of upcoming movie ‘Kaamchor’. The actress is featured in an item song of the movie. The movie directed by Dinesh Shrestha  was previously scheduled to release on May 15 (Jestha 1). After the earthquake of April 25, the movie is re-scheduled to release on August 25 (Ashoj 8). Dinesh is debuting as a director in Nepali film industry with his movie.

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Because of the earthquake the movie release date is re-scheduled for Ashoj 8. The item song is a new addition to the movie.

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Politics on the peak, CPN Maoist team preparing the Mt. Everest ascent

A team comprising of 11 mountaineers including the central committee member of Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Krishna KC and Chairman Prachanda’s son Prakash Dahal have headed to climb 6,000 m high Langtang mountain. This climb is in preparation of climbing the Mount Everest.

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After the intention to climb the world’s highest peak, party’s team had been practicing mountain climbing for the last few months. After the 20 days climbing training in Langtang, the team is ex
pected to climb Mt. Everest in this year’s season.

The Mt. Everest climbing team includes Krishna KC, Prakash Dahal, Yuvaraj Dulal, Bina Magar, Shivakumar Dangi, Mukunda Pokharel, Dinesh Shrestha, Ishu Bhatta, Madan Chudal and Maheshowr Phuyal.

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Our best wishes for the team for the success of Langtang ascent and their ultimate Mt. Everest climbing!

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