The Richa Sharma – Chhakka Panja scandal has attained a new height after actress Priyanka Karki apologized but Deepak Raj Giri continues to attack so-called female activists like Richa Sharma. In the ‘Firke’ event held in Kathmandu to release the trailer, Deepak made his views in the issue in the public function. It is an coincidence that actress Richa Sharma is the leading actress in the movie.
Deepak told, “We are in film business and film religion. No films are loved by everybody. People can have their negative or positive views.” He also added, “Earning a lot of money doesn’t prove that the movie is good.”
About the framework of a movie, Deepak told that the movie shows bad things of the society in the beginning and the bad things are corrected as the story progresses. He added, “I don’t know if pouring beer on a woman falls under female dominance or not. But, there are movies that show such scenes.” He told that the movie ‘Chhakka Panja’ is not against womenkind. To show the bad things of the society, you have to make somebody victim in the movie. The artists who plays the role is not abused for real.
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.
Nepali Movie – Maya Garchhu Ma
Starring – Ramesh Upreti, Jharana Bajracharya, Shrisha Karki, Mithila Sharma, Jayananda Lama, Rabi Shah, Ramchandra Adhikari, Rabi Dangol, Bikrant Basnet etc.
Director – Jayananda Lama
About ‘Maya Garchhu Ma’
A presentation of Cine Man Films, the movie ‘Maya Garchhu ma’ features Miss Nepal 1997, Jharana Bajracharya in leading role with Ramesh Upreti. Actress Shrisha Karki is also featured in leading role. The chief assistant director of the movie is Shyam Bhattarai, The movie is made on the story of Teknanda Lama. The script and the dialogue are written by Maunata Shrestha, music and background score by Dibya Khaling, editing by Banish Shah and Tira Thapa, choreography by Kamal Rai, fight by NB Maharjan, cinematography by Shiva Kishor Dhakal and Ratna Dhakal.
The director , Jayanand Lama is also the producer of the movie.
Watch full movie in a single part:
Nepali Film – Pale Dai
Starring- Rajesh Hamal, Nikhil Upreti, Dilip Rayamajhi, Rekha Thapa, Usha Poudel, Dinesh Sharma, Rabi Giri, Rabi Dangol, Nandu Sribastav, Ramchandra Adhikari, Radha Lamsal etc.
Director – Dayaram Dahal
‘Pale Dai’ is a presentation of Guruju Films Production by Madan Man Bajracharya (Guruju). The story of the movie is written by Madan Man Bajracharya.
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)