UPDATE: In response to this article, Rekha has stated that the statement wasn’t made on anybody’s support or protest.
Nepali actress Rekha Thapa has supported Sumina Ghimire and accused the journalists at onlinekhabar of creating such an environment. She accused journalists being irresponsible to the private lives of actresses and causing unnecessary tension.
In a page-long statement titled ‘We artists aren’t robots’, Rekha had quoted the incidents of the death of actress Shrisha Karki and actress Jesika Khadka (Jyoti Khadka). She also accused journalist of focusing on Namrata Shrestha on the case of the release of her sex video and not talking about the male involved in the video.
Actress of Nepali movies Jeshika Khadka has ended her life by hanging in her own home in New Road. Previously known as Jyoti Khadka, she was engulfed in a controversy on a sex scandal involving popular comedy singer Prakash Ojha.
According to Jana Aastha weekly, the police have told that they are waiting for the postmortem report to determine if if was suicide or murder. The police has told that she had an conversation with film maker Baldip Rai at 2 AM. The police has told that they have arrested Rai for further investigation.
Jeshika had acted in movies like ‘Jungle Queen’, ‘Mero Maya Timlai’, ‘Jungle Love’, ‘Gahirahi’, and ‘Lucky Seven’ among others.
Jeshika’s death is a sad moment of Nepali movie industry. It is also the time to look at the open secret – sex exploitation in the Nepali movie sector.
May Jeshika’s spirit rest in peace!