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.
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.
Nepali Movie – Mayako Saino
Starring – Dilip Rayamajhi, Uttam Pradhan, Sanchita Luitel, Priya Rijal, Shubhadra Adhikari, Sushil Pokharel etc.
Director – Resh Raj Acharya
Watch full movie ‘Mayako Saino’
Nepali Movie – Aago 2
Starring – Sushil Chhetri, Priya Rijal, Sarika Ghimire, Ganesh Upreti, Hementa Buddhathoki, Susil Pokharel, Rabindra Khadka, Ganesh Giri, Sundhar Shrestha, Radha Shrestha, Kishan Sunar etc.
Director – Madan Ghimire
Watch full movie ‘Aago 2’ here:
Nepali Movie – Gundaraj
Starring – Sushil Chhetri, Rajesh Payal Rai, Priya Rijal, Arjun Karki, Uday Subba, Ramchandra Adhikari, Deepak Chhetri etc.
Director – Uday Subba
Watch ‘Gundaraj’, full movie in a single part.
Nepali Movie – Josh
Starring – Sushil Chhetri, Jenisha KC, Priya Rijal, Biren DC, Umesh Khadka, Durga Sapkota etc.
Director – Rishi Neupane
The Nepali movie ‘Josh’ was released last year with another action movie ‘Killa’ (watch ‘Killa’ here). ‘Josh’ is a presentation of Padam Kamal Film by Pankaj Khadka. The movie is subtitled – ‘the Real Power’. The movie made on a triangular love story features music of Bishal Dhakal / Amit Shrestha, editing of Shivam Adhikari, action of Pradeep Khadka and cinematography of Rabi Koirala. The script is written by the director Rishi Neupane. Child artist in the movie is Amar Baral.
Nepali Movie – Sabadhan
Starring – Nikhil Upreti, Sajja Mainali, Santosh Pant, Mithila Sharma, Gopal Raj Mainali, Kiran KC, Shovit Basnet, Mukunda Thapa, Mahadev Tripathi, Niruta Singh, Priya Rijal, Sushil Pokharel etc.
Director – Dinesh DC
The Nepali movie ‘Sabadhan’ is a presentation of United Dreams features Nikhil Upreti and Sajja Mainali in leading roles. Guest artists in the movie are Niruta Singh, Priya Rijal and Sushil Pokharel. Actor Nikhil Upreti has also written the story of the movie. The movie features the lyrics by Pramod Dhungana / Suresh Adhikari, still photography by Shiva Thapa, field sound by Sagar Ghimire, make up by Shambha D Patel, costume by Jiwan Pokharel, background music by Sanjaya Shrestha, editing by Tara Thapa / Banish Shah, cinematography by Dirgha Gurung, choreography by Basanta Shrestha / Gajit Bista, visual effect by Kapal Parajuli, music by Suresh Adhikari, action by NB Maharjan, and the script by the director Dinesh DC. The singers in the movie are Udit Narayan Jha, Deepa Jha, Dinesh DC, Suresh Adhikari and James Pradhan
This Friday, on January 23, 2015 new Nepali film ‘Aago 2’ is releasing in theater. The sequel of the successful movie released 14 years ago is directed by Madan Ghimire. The movie featuring Sushil Chhetri, Ganesh Giri, Sarika Ghimire, and Priya Rijal is produced by Kishan Pokharel and Kiran Thapa. The movie is made on the story of social and political turmoil in Nepal.
The main highlight of the film according to the director are:
- Leaders – the film shows how leaders have been playing villains in Nepali society
- Love story – The movie also feature the love story of the characters played by Sarika Ghimire, a daughter of a leader and Ganesh Giri, a patriotic journalist.
- Action – The action of Sushil Chhetri is the main attraction in the film.
- Item girl Priya Rijal – The Item dance of the hot model and actress is also one of the attraction of the film.
- Music – Music by Bikash Chaudhari is another attraction of the film.
Nepali Film – Deshdrohi
Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Sunil Thapa, Priya Rijal, Nawal Khadka, Poojana Pradhan, Suresh Bhattarai, Pawan Joshi, Nabin Basnet, Laxmi Giri, Radha Lamsal etc.
Director – Rakesh Manandhar
The patriotic film by Bishnudevi Films is a presentation of Mrs. Kamala Shrestha. Karma Sherpa and Sajjan Kumar Bhattarai are the guest artists in the film. Badri Adhikari and Mithila Sharma have special appearances in the movie. Arts by Gopal Bhutani, background music by Kamal Krishna / Sanjaya Shrestha, music by Shiva Mukhya, narration by Mohan Niraula, choreography by Bhuvan Shrestha, action by Rajendra Khadgi, dialogue by Sunil Sapkota, screenplay by Rakesh Manandhar/Pawan Joshi, cinematography and editing by Tara Thapa ‘Kimvey’.
Nepali Movie – Pauju
Casting – Biraj Bhatt, Birendra Singh, Priya Rijal, Suman Poudel, Ganesh Munal etc.
Director– S. Kumar
‘Pauju’ is a presentation of Satyamawa Jayate Films presents by Kumar. The movie is translated to Nepali by Dinesh Poudel.
In a recent rumor, ‘Dhuwani’ actress Sagun Shahi has started dancing in hotels in Dubai. That was not all, it is revealed that a lot of other Nepali actress have been dancing in star hotels in Dubai.
The hotels run by Indian nationals demand Indian and Nepali actresses to dance in their hotels and casinos. The pay of such dancers range from 2,500 Riyal to 4,000 Riyal per month. The actresses usually dance in the hotels for few months to a year and come back to do movies. The movies they do are only to maintain their actress status. The earning made in acting is no match to the earning they make in Dubai.
Actress and model Simpal Khanal has been dancing in Dubai for some time. Five years ago, Simpal had married Prasanna Poudel, but the marriage lasted less than two years. It is rumored that Prasanna wasn’t happy when Simpal started visiting Dubai.
Nepali Movie – Dhukuti
Starring – Jharana Thapa, Rajan Lamichhane, Priya Rijal, Dhruba Pun Magar, Rama thapaliya, Kamal Gaule etc.
Director – DK Pun Magar
Namuna Films presents Sushila Budha’s Nepali movie ‘Dhukuti’. The movie is about a form of financial game like a community bank. The movie presents financial frauds in the name of Dhukuti.
Nepali Movie – Malai Maaf Garideu
Starring – Niruta Singh,Dilip Rayamajhi, Uttam Pradhan, Priya Rijal, Sushila Rayamajhi, Shrisha Karki, Laxmi Giri, Dinesh DC, Harihar Sharma etc.
Director – Bijaya Thapa
Film By Bhagawan Sherstha ‘Malai Maf Gara’ is produced by BASS Productions
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.
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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)
Nepali Movie – Dai ko Sasurali
Starring – Nikhil Upreti, Sanchita Luitel, Arunima Lamsal, Priya Rijal, Asha Poudel, Bhim B. Thapa, Prakash Ojha, Rabi Dangol, Uttam KC, Anju Maharjan, Gopal ‘Chande’, Suleman Sankha, Mahadev Tripathi, Ramsharan Jangam etc.
Director – Dinesh DC
The movie featuring comedy singer Prakash Ojha as a new presentation is a comedy movie written by C Basnet. The script of the movie is written by Bikash Acharya.