This Friday, on March 11, 2016, new Nepali movie ‘Champion’ is released in theaters. The movie initially scheduled to release on February 26 was delayed by a couple of weeks because of a controversy surrounding an ex-actor of the movie. The Censor Board had asked them to solve the issue before it could give them the clearance.
Initially the movie was told to feature Nikhil Upreti and his wife Sanchita Luitel in leading role. But, when Nikhil couldn’t do the movie, a guy named Uddav Nepal was signed in to lead the movie. When the film team found him not suitable to do the role, they had signed in Dikpal Karki and Manjita KC to lead the movie. Other actors in the movie include Sahil Khan, JN Ghimire, Jagat Tamata, Sharada Acharya etc.
The shooting of the upcoming movie ‘Champion’ has started in Kathmandu. The movie being made on the story of cricket player was initially supposed to feature Nikhil Upreti in leading role. We wrote about Nikhil and Sanchita Luitel to be featured together in the movie. Now, at the time of shooting, Nikhil couldn’t set aside the time for the movie and the film production team had to find another actor in his place.
According to the producer, Nikhil wasn’t familiar with cricket game and because of the promotion of his comeback movie ‘Bhairav’ he didn’t have enough time for cricket lesson. The production team has chosen ‘Rang Baijani’ debut actor Dikpal Karki to do the leading role. After being selected for the role, Dikpal has learnt and practice cricket for a long time.