Nepali actresses come very cheap when compared to their male counterparts. The actress Rekha Thapa, who claims to be equivalent to a male actress, and always works in female-centric movies, is paid less than most of the male actors. Rekha’s rate is Rs. 5 lakh. Actor Anmol KC is paid about five times that amount. Another actor Pradeep Khadka is also paid more than four times that amount. In Rekha’s last movie, she also paid her co-star, Aryan Sigdel, 3 times the amount she expects others to pay her.
Is it a female dominance or a discrimination? Are the actresses not demanding their worth?
First let’s see who is paid what amount watch the video report:
List of the pay rate of Nepali actors:
- Anmol KC – 25 lakh for ‘Kri’ (Anmol’s father, Bhuwan KC is co-producer of the movie)
- Pradeep Khadka – 23 Lakh for ‘Lilibili’
- Aryan Sigdel – 15 Lakh for ‘Rudrapriya’
- Dayahang Rai – 15 Lakh for ‘Mr. Jholey’
- Saugat Malla – 9 Lakh for ‘Mero Paisa Khoi’
- Paul Shah – 8 Lakh for ‘Shatru Gate’
- Nikhil Upreti – 6 Lakh for ‘Sanrakshan’
The well known actors Bhuwan KC and Rajesh Hamal both reportedly demand Rs. 6 Lakh for a movie.
I have been sharing Tihar photos of Nepali celebrities for the last few years. Last year, I had shared 20 photos of celebrating Tihar. This year I wanted to continue the tradition by posting 20 more photos this year. I haven’t repeated the same celebrities but, most of them are the same every year. If you want to learn more, there is the details on the five days of Tihar.
The photos of the previous years:
Although Bhai Tika is celebrated with brothers and sisters, they don’t need to be biological siblings. Those who don’t have their own siblings, or those who are separated because of living at different place, find one of their liking and make a temporary brother or sister for the festival.
Anmol KC is currently in the USA. He celebrated Tihar with his step-sister, Kajal KC in the USA. Kajal, her mother, Bijaya KC and her brother live in the USA. Bhuwan’s home production Kajal Films is named after Kajal KC.
Nepali actress Namrata Shrestha has started a challenge for the Tihar – to cook sel roti and create breast cancer awareness. In her social media posts, she had shared a video telling others to upload the videos of themselves making selroti in Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Namrata writes, breast cancer being the most commonly diagnosed cancer amongst women and regular check ups help in fighting it better. She has also shared the contact information of Nepal Cancer Hospital for donations.
The videos that are catchy and interesting will be awarded some exciting prizes at the end of October. If you are uploading your videos please share it with the hashtag #Selrotichallenge. Read more in Namrata’s own share of video and details:
This is an update on the post I made a year ago in 2016. There was a new leak of photos of actress Susana Dhakal a while ago. In the photo she is seen in a hotel strategically covering the sensitive parts but without any clothes. The photos were uploaded in her own Facebook page. After the leak she told that she had lost her mobile phone and apparently those photos were in her phone and somebody uploaded them without her consent. The event is a warning to everybody what can happen if you keep the photos you don’t want others to see in your phone. Susana’s scandal was not that big when compared to the following five scandals.
(screenshot credit – Nepal Aaja)
Scandals and the movie industry go hand-in-hand. But, sex scandals are tragic in nature. People need to be more tolerant in sex related issues. I have compiled a video report on the top 5 sex scandals involving the Nepali movie industry personalities.
Watch the video report:
I have discussed about four actresses and a singer.
Actress Namrata Shrestha is one of the most successful actress in the Nepali film industry. In addition to films, she had also acted in a couple of theatre plays. About three years ago she had impressed the viwers by a play named ‘Yarma’. Now, she is also doing another play titled ‘Golden Boy’. The play is the Nepali version of a well known play by a US director Deborah Merola. A Hollywood movie by the same name was also made in 1969 based on the story.
In addition to Namrata, the play features Rajkumar Pudasaini and Saroj Aryal. A US theatre actor will also be featured in the play.
Nepali Movie – Gatho
Starring – Najir Hussain, Abhay Baral, Namrata Shrestha
Director – Suraj Bhusal
A 2016 release movie, directed by the director of ‘Maun’ and ‘Hostel Returns’, ‘Gaatho’ is an art movie by But-Wall Entertainment. The movie features Najir Hussain in leading role and a new actress, Namrata Shrestha, opposite to Najir. The director of photography is Narendra Mainali, editor is Nimesh Shrestha. The movie is made on the screenplay and dialogue of Suraj Bhusal and Pratik Gurung. The director has also written the story. The music and the lyrics of the movie are prepared by Anupam Sharma. Anupam has also given voice to the songs. Background socre by Jason Kunwar. The movie was released in September of 2016.
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It is the birthday of Namrata Shrestha – the top actress of Nepali film industry. Last year, Namrata’s movie ‘Classic’ won her all the Best Actress awards. This year, Namrata’s movie ‘Parva’ was released. Although the movie wasn’t as successful as ‘Classic’ or ‘November Rain’, the movie’s result was as expected by the producers. The thriller movie wasn’t expected to do an exceptional business.
Namrata is one of the Top 10 actresses on the views of the film directors:
Nepali Movie – Maun
Starring – Arpan Thapa, Namrata Shrestha, Sekhar Chapagain, Rashmi Bhatta etc.
Director – Suraj Bhusal
The movie ‘Maun’ is made on a realistic characters seen in the society. It is a story of the love of two deaf and mute characters – Aman, played by Arpan Thapa, and Barsha, played by Namrata Shrestha. Namrata started experimenting with being featured as a disabl character in ‘Maun’ and it got to a new height in ‘Classic’. The new movie ‘Classic’ became one of the best movies of the year 2016, winning every awards of Best Actress for Namrata. This movie is a must see for those who like the new movie.
The story of love between hearing impaired Aman and Barsha is interesting as the story unfolds of Aman’s dark past. While Aman engulf’s himself smoking, Barsha is a free-spirited girl who is believes in achieving something meaningful in her life despite of her disability. For the preperation of this movie, Namrata also had gone through a training on sign language – the mode of communication between the deaf people. We had done a full review of Maun in 2013. In an interview with us, the director Suraj Bhusal told that the movie is ‘a simple love story’.
Two new Nepali movies have released on May 26, 2017, in theatre in Nepal – Namrata Shrestha starrer ‘Parva’ and Sohit Manandhar movie ‘Hitler’. It is an interesting clash between two movies.
Nepali film ‘Parva’
The movie movie by Dinesh Raut, ‘Parva’ is considered one of the most awaited movie because of the popularity of one of its song – ‘Kale Dai Kale Dai …’. The song has received more than 11 million views in YouTube at the time of this writing. The movie also features actress Namrata Shrestha – the undisputed top actress of 2016. Dinesh Raut, the director of superhit film ‘Classic’ has directed the movie. Some viewers might be scared to watch the movie because of the blood, violence and thrills. The movie also received positive reviews from the viewers of the premier show held on May 25, 2017.
Parva features Koshish Chhetri and Namrata Shrestha in leading role. The movie is the debut movie of another actress Jebika Karki. In the item song ‘Kale Dai ..’ Mala Limbu and Nischal Basnet are featured. The movie is produced jointly by TV Filmy and Subash Entertainment – produced by Subash Giri and Nikita Poudel. The movie is made on a story about an incident that occurred in a festival (Parva).
During the trailer release program held by upcoming movie ‘Parva’, Namrata Sherestha’s had an oops moment. After she spoke about the movie and when she was handing over the microphone, Namrata uncrossed her legs from the crossing position. Skip to 1:26 in the following video to see what I mean.
Nepali Movie – Megha
Starring – Namrata Shrestha, Siddhartha Koirala, Raymond Das Shrestha etc.
Director – Samjhana Upreti Rauniar
Nepali movie ‘Megha’ is the debut movie of the female director Samjhana Upreti Rauniyar. Samjhana is the wife of well known photographer Bikash Rauniyar. ‘Megha’ was released on the Valentine Day of 2014. Although the movie featured well known star cast, the viewers were not impressed by the movie. The movie is made on a triangular love story of a married woman featured by Namrata Shrestha. The love story movie produced by Sabasta Entertainment, Samjhana’s home banner.
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For the last few years, the weekly publication of Kantipur, Saptahik had been publishing the list of top 10 Women and Men of the year on the Valentine’s Day. This year’s list include some top women in the country.
The list contains five new entries when compared to the last year’s list. New entries this year are actress Samragyee RL Shah, sports person Gaurika Singh, actress and director Deepa Shree Niraula, actress Keki Adhikari and sports person and actress Sipora Gurung.
Watch the Top 10 women of 2017
The Missing Women
It is good to see the talents like Gaurika Singh and Sipora Gurung in the Top 10 list. But, I think, the list misses some of the Nepali women who had been very attractive because of their good deeds in their respective fields:
Nepali Movie – Adhakatti
Starring – Gaurav Pahadi, Wilson Bikram Rai, Pradeep Bastola, Ashisma Nakarmi, Namrata Shrestha, Rista Basnet, Gajit Bista, Gambhir Bista, Nirmal Sharma etc.
Director – Subrat Acharya
The movie ‘Adhakatti’ is a presentation of Pradeep Kumar Udaya. The music director of the movie is Rajan Ishan, lyrics by Ranjit Acharya, Kiran Michael, Bijaya Adhikari, choreography by Kabiraj Gahatraj, Suren Basel and guest music director is Basanta Sapkota.
The cinematographer is Hari Ghale Lama, the editors are Banish Shah and Milan Shrestha, the action by Roshan Shrestha, screenplay by Bijaya Adhikari on the story of Subas Dhakal. The dialogue is written joinlty by Subrat, Jaya and Bijaya.
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Nepali Movie – Homework
Starring – Aryan Sigdel, Namrata Shrestha, Gauri Malla etc.
Director – Nirak Poudel
New Nepali Movie ‘Homework’ is a movie featuring the best actors in the Nepali movie industry Aryan Sigdel and Namrata Shrestha. The movie produced by Gopi Krishan Movies Production is a presentation of Uddhab Poudel and directed by his son, Nirak Poudel. The producers of the movie are Nikita Poudel, Niraj Poudel, and Nirak Poudel.
Cinematography by Prushotam Pradhan, music by Tara Prakash Limbu, the playback singers are Tara Prakash Limbu, and Prabisha Aadhikari, lyrics by Dr. Kishana Hari Baral, choreographer is Renisha Rai and the background score by Alish Karki. The script is written by Shibham Adhikari, editing by Surendra Poudel, VFX by Anupam Shah.
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Actress Namrata Shrestha was injured when the vehicle she was riding collided with a Taxi on the night of January 21, 2017. Namrata was returning from the shooting sets of her upcoming movie ‘Parva’. The assistant director of the movie, Suresh Neupane was also with Namrata and he also had minor injuries on his feet. Both Namrata and Suresh are recovering from the minor injuries.
According to reports, the vehicle of TV Filmy was going from Shankhamul to Old Baneshowr. A taxi coming from Babarmahal collied with the vehicle at the intersection of New Baneshowr. The collision was so severe that it turned ninety degrees towards Babarmahal. Although the accident was a major one, they escape any serious injuries. A video report about how the collision occurred: