R.I.P. FAAN Chairman, Ram Kishor Bogati

Ram Kishor Bogati has died in an accident near home at Tikathali. Bogati was looking at the progress of cutting of some trees near the local temple when the accident happened. The tree fell and bumped on the electricity wire causing impact to the transmission poles. The broken poles bumped on Bogati killing him instantly. According to reports, Ram Kishor was pronounced dead when he was rushed to BNB Hospital.

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According to reports, the incident is being investigated by the police before the last rituals on his body is held. Bogati is the father of two sons and two daughters. According to one of his neighbours, one of Bogati’s son in living in the USA and other in Nepal. One of Bogati’s daughter in living in Australia and another in Nepal. His family will make the final decision of his last rituals after his son and daughter return from foreign countries.
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Samragyee and Pradeep Khadka most popular actors at FAAN Award (watch winning films)

Popular actors among the youth, Pradeep Khadka and Samragyee RL Shah were awarded the Star of the Year at the FAAN Award 2073. This was the second edition of the film award ceremony organized by Film Artists Association of Nepal. In last year’s award, actor Anmol KC was awarded the artist of the year award.

Prime minister KP Sharma Oli had handed over the award certificated to the winners in an event held in Kathmandu on March 30, 2018.

Samragyee’s upcoming movie ‘Timi Sanga’ is releasing on Chaitra 23 and ‘Lily Billy’ of Pradeep Khadka is releasing the next week, on Chatria 30. After receiving the award Pradeep Khadka waited for Samragyee to receive her award and they posed together asking the photographers to take their photos.
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Why was Barsha Raut honoured by the Film Artist Association of Nepal (FAAN)?

The Film Artists Association of Nepal (FAAN) has honoured some artists and journalists in the Nepali film industry in its 15th annual general meeting held on March 13, 2017. Although the prime minister Puspa Kamal Dahal, Prachanda was supposed to be the the chief guest of the event, he couldn’t make it and a minister distributed the award instead.

On the annual general meeting of the Film Artists Association of Nepal (FIA) actress Barsha Raut was given a honorary certificate for her contribution to the Nepali film industry. In the certificate she is praised for lively acting and establishing herself as a good actress in the industry in a short time. The certificate titled “Nepal Chalachitra Kalakar Sangh New Artist Certificate of Encouragement – 2073” was awarded to Barsha on Falgun 30, 2017.

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Too many awards – same categories, same winners, winners didn’t show up

Do you know who is most excited to win an award in an award ceremony?

The first time winners are the most excited and enthusiastic when an award is announced. But, when the winner of the Best Newcomer Award doesn’t show up in an award ceremony to receive the award, there is something seriously wrong. I don’t know if that had happened in the other award ceremonies as well but, I felt it odd when the winner of Best Newcomer award, Samragyee RL Shah, didn’t show up to receive the award in NFDC National Award ceremony, held recently.

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I think, that was because, she had already won the award and there is no charm in winning more than one awards for the same movie and same role.

I wonder, how Namrata Shrestha could even feel happy – winning awards for the same thing – again and again, and again for the fifth time. Yes, she won Best Actress awards for the same role in ‘Classic’ – five different awards:

  • National Award
  • FAAN Award
  • D Cine Award
  • LG Film Award
  • NFDC Award

I am pretty sure she will win more awards in future. If I were her, after winning the Nation Award, from the President of Nepal, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, I wouldn’t have attended any other award ceremonies.
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Namrata Shrestha, Aryan Sigdel, Samragyee RL Shah and Pal Shah win FAAN Awards 2016

The Film Artists Association of Nepal (FAAN) organized the first ever film awards in Kathmandu on July 2, 2016. In the award ceremony ‘Pashupati Prasad’ was awarded the best movie of the year. The awards were awarded in 24 different categories. The prime minister, KP Oli, was the chief guest of the event.

FAAN 2016 Aryan-Sigdel-And-Namrata-Shrestha

The actor and the actress of ‘Classic’ Aryan Sigdel and Namrata Shrestha were awarded the best actor and actress of the year in the ceremony. The director and writer of the best movie ‘Pashupati Prasad’, Dipendra K Khanal and Bipin Karki were awarded the best director and the best writer respectively.

Full list of the winners of the award are:
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