Top 5 scandals in Nepali movie industry

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. Scandals are tragic in nature. People need to be more tolerant on such issues. I have compiled a video report on the top 5 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.
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25 Divorces in Nepali movie industry

It is not only in the Nepali movie industry, divorce among Nepali couple has been in the increasing trend these days. This might be because, compromising is not in the cards of today’s youth. I think, there is nothing wrong to get out of the relationship that is not working out. But, divorce also brings a lot of pain and problems to the both the couple involved. The traditional Nepali society has made it even worse by tagging them ‘bad example’ to the society.

This post was originally written on Jan 29, 2012. In the mean time I had updated it to reflect the changes in the status of Nepali artists. I think, it is the time to rewrite the whole post.


Reema Biswokarma divorced in December 2017

Arunima Lamsal and Amit Aryal divorce

Milan Amatya divorce

Rekha Thapa and Chhabi Raj Ojha

2016 – Rekha Thapa and Chhabi Raj Ojha have officially divorced after 4 years of unofficial divorce after a decade of living together. They signed the legal paper and make it legal in August of 2016. Right after the divorce, Chhabi has told that he is planning to get married for the fourth time. Will he marry the actress Shilpa Pokharel or is he using the controversy only to promote his movie – that is a huge mystery of the Nepali movie industry.

While shooting and post-production of ‘Himmatwali’ Rekha is having an affair with Sudarshan Gautam. But, right after the release of the movie, Rekha reportedly dumped Sudarshan.
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Top 5 Controversy Queens

In January I wrote about the top 5 controversial actresses in the Nepali movie industry. The post got a lot of viewers and the accompanying video is one of the most viewed videos in YouTube Channel. (I am preparing a video report on Top 5 Tattoo beauties which is coming soon.)

The controversial actress list was:

  1. Rekha Thapa (posts tagged Rekha thapa)
  2. Namrata Shrestha (Posts tagged Namrata Shrestha)
  3. Sushma Karki (posts tagged Sushma Karki)
  4. Pooja Lama (posts tagged Pooja Lama)
  5. Sumina Ghimire (Posts tagged Sumina Ghimire)

Now, I have one more Top 5 list: Top 5 sex scandals in the Nepali movie industry. The list has two repetations – Namrata Shrestha and Pooja Lama.

  • Shrisha Karki (Read Shrisha Karki Biography)
  • Namrata Shrestha
  • Pooja Lama
  • Jyoti Khadka
  • Anju Panta

Sex scandals are more tragic than being controversial. Controversies are sometimes good for the celebrity, but sex scandals have done more harm than good. Watch the video report:

Video report is removed for now. I will prepare an update in near future.

Controversial actresses report:
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Nepali Movie – Chakrabyuha

Nepali Movie – Chakrabyuha
StarringRajesh Hamal, Pooja Lama, Amrit Jung Basnet, Sumina Shrestha, Muralidhar, Subhadra Adhikari, Rabindra Khadka etc.
DirectorBadri Adhikari

About ‘Chakrabyuha’

The Nepali movie ‘Chakrabyuha’ is produced by Chiranjivi Basnet for CB Films. The movie directed by Badri Adhikari features the music composed by Sambhujit Baskota.

Watch ‘Chakrabyuha’, full Nepali movie:
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Controversial Actresses in Nepali Movie industry

I have compiled the list of five top actresses in terms of the controversy they have created or were forced upon. The top ranking is based on the amount of the impact the controversy has done to them. Some had positive impact the have been stronger and others have failed to cope with it and have left the film industry. Here is the ranking (links to the posts with the actress tagged in them):

  1. Rekha thapa
  2. Namrata Shrestha
  3. Sushma Karki
  4. Pooja Lama
  5. Sumina Ghimire

A video report on these actresses:

Rekha Thapa

Rekha Thapa tops the list because scandals have helped the actress in gaining the top position in the Nepali film industry. Rekha is an example to prove that scandals can be helpful. But, when we look into other actresses in Nepali film industry, Rekha proves to be an exception. Some of the most controversial stuffs of Rekha include:

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Nepali Movie – Papi

Nepali Movie – Papi
StarringRajesh Hamal, Bipana Thapa, Amrit Lama, Pooja Lama, Bijaya Deuja, Gopal Bhutani, Sunil Thapa, Rajendra Khadgi etc.
DirectorNarayan Puri

The movie ‘Papi’ is a presentation of Min Sagar Lama. Rajendra Khadgi is the executive producer of the movie.

Actors Amrit Lama and Pooja Lama are the new faces in the movie. Actor Ranendra Khadgi is featured in a special guest role. Shiva, Kishor and Umesh are featured in guest roles.  Child artist is Abinash Lalchan. The movie features the arts by Gopal Bhutani, story of Rajesh Sayami / Min Sagar Lama, script by Creative Group,  cinematography by Shiva Kishor Dhakal, choreography by Raju Shah, Pradeep Shrestha is assistant choreographer, Rajendra Khadgi is the action director, music by Sambhujit Baskota, editing by Subodh Shrestha, Nawal Nepal / Sharad KC are assistant directors. The producers are Tshiring Lama, Nima Lama and Ratna Lama.

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Nepali Movie – Half Boil

Comedy Movie – Half Boil
Starring – Suvash Gajurel, Pooja Lama, Ravi Dangol, Manoj KC, Resham Khadka etc.
Director – Ravi Dangol

The comedy film features the lyrics of Dinesh Neupane, songs by James Pradhan, Pooja Lama and Mohit Munal. Production manager is Keshav Ghimire, choreography by Dinesh Adhikari, graphics by Dipen Chaudhari, music by James Pradhan, cinematography by Prakash Shrestha, story/script/dialogue by Ravi Dangol, editing by Shankar Koirala, Executive Producer Manoj KC and Produced by Bijaya Bista.  Direction assistance by Narayan Puri and production assistance by Sunil Thapa. Actor Gopal Nepal (Fistey) is featured in guest role and actress Uma Giri is a new face in the movie.

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Pooja Chand becomes Pooja Raju Lama, not a Pooja Lama

After ‘officially’ marrying Raju Lama, actress Pooja Chand had changed her last name and added the full name of her new husband to her name – Pooja R. Lama. 

It is clear, Pooja wanted to differentiate from singer, model and actress Pooja Lama. The other Pooja is known for different scandals including a sex scandal. We had compiled a scandal profile of Pooja Lama in 2010. 

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Marriage problems in Nepali movie sector

UPDATE – 2016:
Simpal Khanal married a UK resident businessman of Pakistani origin. Rekha has legally divorced in August of 2016. Shayam Bhattarai has also gone to the USA (I don’t have any information if Shyam has met Ranjana Sharma there).

UPDATE: November 2014:

2012 – Actress Rekha Thapa ended her 10-years-long marriage by divorcing Chhabi Raj Ojha. Rekha is having affair with Sudarshan Gautam and Chhabi has high hopes to marry Shilpa Pokharel. (report of Rekha’s divorce, Chhabi talking about his interest on Shilpa Pokharel, and Sudarshan talking about marrying Rekha Thapa.)

2012 – Actress Priyanka Karki‘s marriage with Rochak Mainali didn’t last more that two years. The Miss Teen 2005 revealed about the divorce in 2013, after a year of the event (more about Rochak and Priyanka’s divorce).

2014 – Suleman Shankar (Iku) divorced his wife of 5 years Jaya KC (report on Iku’s divorce).

Saranga Shrestha – Saranga married a US citizen and divorced. She is currently married to a young Nepali guy, Ramesh, living in the USA. Saranga and Ramesh have a daughter.

** Original article continues**

Divorce in Nepali movie sector has become a common happening these days. Divorce brings in pain and problems and doesn’t come easy for both the parties involved. The traditional Nepali society has made it even worse in terms of setting a ‘bad example’ in the society.

Let’s analyze some of the high profile problems in marriages of the personalities of Nepali movie industry:

Bhuwan KC / Sushmita KC  – Bhuwan KC is known for his affairs with various ladies.  Bhuwan KC’s first marriage with Bijaya KC ended when Bijaya went to USA with their kids. Bhuwan found Sushmita KC as his second wife. That too didn’t lasted long and they ‘divorced’ until they reunited again after the release of “Ma Timi Bina Marihalchu”. But, they have divorced again. Bhuwan’s affair with Sharmila Dangol didn’t go far and he is living alone these days. We won’t be surprised if Bhuwan and Sushmita get together after the release of ‘Sathi Ma Timro’ as predicted by friends in Films Nepal. (update- they didn’t get together, but there is rumor that Bhuwan is having an affair with Jiya KC)

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Nepali Movie – Ek Din Ek Raat (2011)

First Nepali horror movie made with supernatural concept. A Nirmal Ratna Shakya presentation:
Nepali Movie: Ek Din Ek Raat (2011)
StarringVinay Shrestha, Diya Maskey, Anup Baral, Karma, Pooja Lama, Menuka Pradhan, Gauri Malla and BS Thapa (special Appearance) etc.
Story / Director – Dev Kumar Shrestha
Nepali Movie – Ek Din Ek Raat

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Pooja Lama – Profile

The following list of links feature Nepali model, actress, and singer, Pooja Lama in various stages after the release of her sex scandal. In the short time she got married, separated, gone to middle east, and has transformed herself from Buddhist to Muslim.

But, this is only a small part of her life after October of 2009.

A similar list can be created for the life of Pooja Lama before 2009.

Pooja got married at 18. She gave birth to a son and got separated from the first husband.

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Muslim Pooja Lama – ‘show it all’ to ‘hide it all’

It was a very surprising twist in the controversial character in Nepali entertainment industry, Pooja Lama. She has changed her religion from Buddhist to Muslim and renamed herself Amna Faruki.

Pooja told that she has found some good things in Muslim religion, so she has decided to be a Muslim for the rest of her life.

A versatile personality, Pooja Lama, started her career as a model, formed a band and released music albums, and acted in movies. She has equally been in lime lights because of her controversial actions. Some of which are:

  • Marriage at 18 years with Biraj Lepchan and divorce within a year (She has a son out of the marriage).
  • An affair with a Newar guy while she was in Belgium. The guy’s family stopped him to go back to Belgium when he came back to Kathmandu.
  • Affair with Dinesh DC and what happened afterwards
  • Release of a scandal video with DJ Shishir
  • Marriage soon after the release of the scandal video
  • Pooja told she will participate in Indian Idol – which she didn’t
  • After problems in relationship with DJ Shishir she went to Doha some six months back
  • She returned back recelntly as Amna Faruki, a Muslim lady in burka.

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“Sishir released the video” – Pooja Lama

She said love don’t come easy
But it’s a game of give and take
You can’t hurry love …

That was from one of Phil Collins’ song. Who else can validate the notion that one can’t hurry love than Pooja Lama? Pooja was involved in a scandal, then she got married, started living separately after two weeks of marriage, and now she admits that she can’t live with her husband.

Pooja Lama, scandal/marriage timeline

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