Nepali actress Deeya Maskey was featured in the latest edition of the popular program ‘Dhamala ko Hamala’. In the heated conversation between Rishi Dhamala and Deeya Maskey, Deeya has told that she has no objection on showing off her body. She told, “My body is a public property.”
Deeya Maskey added, nobody should tell her what she should do and shouldn’t. She says that artistic nudity should be allowed in movies. While she told that she is against vulgarity, presenting the same thing in artistic way should be allowed. Video report:
Dhamala ko Hamala
A program by Rishi Dhamala, ‘Dhamalako Hamala’ is an interview program. Rishi interviews various personalities and asks them tough questions. The program had also faced criticism for asking inappropriate questions and heated debate. The episode featuring Deeya Maskey is also a heated conversation.
In the interview, Rishi Dhamala was more focused in the bed scenes and kiss scenes in the Nepali movies. He told that such scenes are against the social norms of Nepali society. Continue reading
Intercaste marriage is still a taboo in Nepali society. People have higher affiliation towards their own religion. Young generations are also obsessed by the caste and even the Gotra, a religious categorization of people in the society. One of the most striking public display of the truth on what the people think about their caste was seen when model and journalist Samriddhi Rai told that she didn’t want to marry the guy in her own caste. She told she didn’t want to look at a Rai guy, because she was forced by her family members to do so. She told she wanted to be a Nepali rather than a girl of Rai-clan.
Samriddhi Rai had to face a lot of protest. She was threatened to be boycotted by the Rai community. When things went nasty, she also released a video with an apology. I did a video report on Samriddhi case. At the time of this writing, the video is watched by 23 K people and there are 79 comments in it. (The video is attached below)
After the Samriddhi Rai incident, I decided to do a small research on the Nepali celebrities who had tied their knot with the partner of different caste. I was surprised to find a lot of celebrities who had chosen the partner of another caste. Preparing a report on all of them would be a long report, so I decided to focus on actresses. Here is the list of 10 actresses who had done inter-caste marriage.
Nepali movie ‘Anath’ is a presentation of Kailash Films and Creative Group of Movie Makers by Rajendra Dahal. ‘Anath’ features Samita Rai, a new face and Mukunda Shrestha is featured in a guest role.
As leading dance artists, Pradeep Shrestha and Diya Maskey are also featured in a dance titled ‘Deuta Bhaki…’ Nawal Nepal is the assistant director of the movie. The movie is made on the novel of Shankar Bharati, script / dialogue by Ramsharan Pathak, music by Sachin Singh, action by Rajendra Khadgi, choreography by Raju Shah, cinematography by Shiva Kishor Dhakal / Ratna Dhakal, editing by Karun Thapa and produced by Binod Karki.
Nepali actresses and others gathered at Maitighar Mandala on the evening of February 6 to remember late Neha Pun, the Magar film actress raped and killed in Pokhara. At the time when the murderer is yet to be identified the actresses and model in Kathmandu have gathered to pay homage to the deceased soul. The remembrance event called by actresses Richa Sharma was supported by the actresses and models.
Photo – Anup Baral and Diya Maskey getting married.
27-years-old Sweta Khadka and 50-years-old Shree Krishna Shrestha met as the lead actors of Shree Krishna’s debut movie as a producer ‘Kaha Bhetiyala‘. Although everybody who knew them knew about their affair, they had denied the rumor and they still deny it. In a report, Sweta and Shree Krishna had formally engaged on the day another actor Rajesh Hamal was marrying Madhu Bhattarai. The marriage ceremony is off-limits to the media.
It seems, the year 2014 is going to the year of celebrity marriages. It started with actress Bhawana Regmi marrying in January. The celebrity marriages, so far in 2014, are:
Bhawana Regmi marriage
The daughter of late director Shiva Regmi got married in January, a month after her father’s death. The marriage of ‘So Simple’ actress was a low profile marriage in family mourning the death of her father.
Shankar BC and Nisha Sunar marriage
We don’t know the exact date of this marriage between choreographer and dancer Shankar BC and singer Nisha Sunar. The couple shared their secret marriage photo in February 2014 right after Nisha went to USA. In the USA, Nisha also gave birth to a child within a month of the marriage announcement. Shankar has a family of his own in Nepal and it was the third marriage of Nisha.
The marriage doesn’t make much as Shankar is living in Nepal and Nisha living in USA. A month after the birth of the child, Nisha has started working in a restaurant in the USA.
‘Sanghuro’ the movie released last year is going to be featured in Channel 4 television. The makers of the movie have claimed that the movie is the first Nepali cinema to be telecasted on any major international television channel.
To celebrate and announce the news, film makers had organized a special show of the movie in Kathmandu on Wednesday. The movie made on a typical Nepali plot was selected to represent in SAARC Film Festival.
At the time when movies haven’t been able to recover their investments and a theater play has managed to earn 15 lakh in 32 days. The play titled ‘Court Martial’ is directed by Anup Baral and the main actor of the play is the superstar of Nepali movies, Rajesh Hamal. The play also features the well known actors like Dayahang Rai, Subash Thapa and Diya Maskey.
It it believed that the paly ‘Court Martial’ has created the foundation of the professional theater in Nepal. The earning of the play is a record breaking amount. Although it was the debut play of Hamal, he has proved his acting talent in it.
The movie selected by the Nepali selection committee to represent Nepal in the Academy Awards, Oscars, couldn’t make it to the short-listing. The movie made on a lesbian love story, ‘Soongava’ was selected by a Nepali committee for the Oscars competition to compete in the Best Foreign Movie category.
The Oscars Awards organizer The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science has recently released the list of movies short-listed for the final competition. Nepali movie is not in the list.
Actress Diya Maskey is considered one of the most serious actress in Nepali movie industry. An excellent dancer, Diya, thinks acting is a form of art and likes to take challenges.
In an interview published in a weekly magazine, actress Diya Maskey has told that she considers herself as an artist and feels odd when people address her as an actress. Maskey says, “I know, the word artist has a much wider meaning and actress usually means glamour, show-off and like that. Artists however, have all of them in them.”
When she started acting, she used to think that the actresses were nothing but a glamorous item. But, after entering the field she has realized that acting is much more than that.
A movie on the story of lesbian lover, "Soongava: Dance of the Orchids" has been a critically acclaimed movie appreciated by a lot of viewers. In a recent screening in Italy, the movie bagged a jury award in Italy Film Festival. The movie also created a buzz in in Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay film festival.
‘Soongava: Dance of the Orchids’ was selected to represent Nepal in Best Foreign Film category of Oscar Awards. Directed by Subarna Thapa, the movie features Deeya Maskey, Nisha Adhikari, Saugat Malla, Basundhara Bhusal in main roles. The movie is made on the tragic love story of social problems for the same-sex relationships in Nepal.
Nepali movie made on the love story of lesbian couple, ‘Soongava : dance of the orchids’ was selected to represent Nepal in the world’s most prestigious film awards, Oscars Awards. The movie will compete in the Best Foreign Movies category.
In the race to participate in the 86th Academy Awards ‘Soongava’, ‘Sanguro’, ‘Shirish ko Phool’ and ‘Badhshala’ were selected in the first step. A committee led by Bimal Poudel and having Laxminath Sharma, Pradeep Upadhaya, Raju Bikram Thapa and Lokendra Parajuli as members has selected ‘Soongava’ to go to the Awards.