Like every years the Nepali celebrities worshiped goddess Laxmi, the goddess of wealth on the third day of Tihar.
Laxmi Puja of actress Neeta Dhungana:
The main attraction of the celebration is preparing beautiful rangoli and cooking good foods. Rangoli is the art imported from India. It is similar to our own Mandala art. Nepali celebrities make good rangoli and share them in their social media. I have collected some photos of the actresses showing their talent.
Some actresses made sel roti, a special delicacy of Tihar festival. The sweet bread made out of rice flour is quite popular in the festival. Here is a video report about how actresses learn the skill to make the bread:
Here are some photos of Laxmi Puja celebration:
The scandal actress Namrata Shrestha went through about a decade ago – right after the release of her second movie, ‘Mero Euta Sathi Chha’, is going to be revived again this year. According to reports, a novel is being written about the scandal and Namrata Shrestha. The novel that is to be named yet is bing written by Sabin Priyadarshani, a journalist fro Dang.
A video report about the report:
The scandal of Namrata Shrestha caused a lot of pressure on Namrata Shrestha. She went into hiding and there was an extensive debate on what a person should do about their personal moments. Some debated that such moments shouldn’t be recorded as the digital world is unpredictable. Others debated that personal moments should be kept personal and nobody should have the right to publish it in public. The debate is still going and there is no final decision.
One thing is clear, such things are undesirable and should be protected. They shouldn’t be the topic of public scrutiny.
Nepali Film– Sangini
Starring – Saroj Khanal, Rupa Rana, Deepa Shree Niraula, Laxmi Giri, Sushil Pokharel, Kiran KC, Namrata Shrestha etc.
Director – Deepak Alok
Nepali film ‘Sangini’ is made under the banner of Binayak Film Production and Narendra Maharjan presentation. Deshbhakta Khanal is a guest artist in the film. Comedy actress Deepa Shree Niraula is new presentation in the film. Namrata Shrestha is a child artist in the film. At the time of the shooting of the film Namrata was in grade one. The story, script and dialogue of the film is written by Deepak Alok.
Does Namrata look like a 32-years old woman in the following photo?
In her short hair and toned skin, Namrata looks like a much younger girl. The tom-boy looks actually looks good on the beautiful and talented actress. This is the new look of the actress for her upcoming movie ‘Xira’. The movie to be directed by Ashutosh Shrestha will also feature Srijana Regmi, Sujata Shrestha, Raymon Das Shrestha, and Anoop Bikram Shahi in main roles.
Talking about the artists in the film, actor Raymon was rumoured to be in relationship with Namrata in her initial days in the film industry. Anoop is establishing himself as a credible actor in the film industry.
In an Instagram post, Namrata has explained everything about the movie:
Nepali Film – Sambodhan
Starring – Dayahang Rai, Namrata Shrestha etc.
Director – Hemraj BC.
This 2015 release film, was featured Namrata Shrestha as a crime reporter. The movie however didn’t do well in theatre although it won some awards. Actor Dayahang Rai had actually won the National Award for his role in this movie. With Dayahang and Namrata other artists in the film are – Binaya Bhatta, Prasant Tamrakar, Suleman Shankar, B.S Rana, Kopila Thapa, Raju Lama, Prem Joshi, Sushma Lama etc.
This movie is directed by superhit director, Hemraj BC, who had directed both the initial films of Anmol KC. ‘Hostel’, ‘Jerryy’ and ‘Gajalu’ are three hit films of the director featuring Anmol KC in leading roles. The editor of the film is Surendra Paudel, cinematographer is Rameshowr Karki and the film is produced by Saroj Neupane & Bishnu Lama.
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Nepali Film – Parva
Starring – Namrata Shrestha, Koshish Chhetri, Mala Limbu, Jebicca Karki, Priya Rajal etc.
Director – Dinesh Raut
A presentation of Gopi Krishna TV Filmy production in association of Subas Entertainment, this movie was another movie of hit director of ‘Classic’ – Dinesh Raut. The movie however wasn’t as successful as expected. But, one of the songs of the film, ‘Kale Dai’ was one of the most successful songs of the year.
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We appreciate the actresses in the film industry. We often forget about the mothers who brought in earth the amazing actress. I am sharing the photos of the mothers of 10 amazing actresses in the Nepali film industry.
10. Rekha Thapa – The number one actress of the past, Rekha Thapa’s mother Saraswati Thapa is named the producer of Rekha’s home production movies, after Rekha divorced Chhabi Raj Ojha.
9. Namrata Sapkota – She is the actress of ‘Chhakka Panja’, a model and a dancer. The mother of Namrata Sapkota:
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.
Video report is removed for now. I will prepare an update in near future.
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’.