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:
That was what actress Priyanka Karki started with in a 500+ words apology letter (in English alone). She was concerned that people might min-interpret it and has also translated the whole text in Nepali language. I don’t know why she decided it was a good idea to present her thought in two languages, it is clear that she has thought about it for a long time and had taken effort to compose the statement.
Before I share Priyanka’s statement, the background information:
Actress Richa Sharma talked in a program held in Kathmandu about why she didn’t like ‘Chhakka Panja’ movie and why it was against womenkind. In response, the makers of the movie attacked Richa by accusing her of telling the viewers ‘fools’ and telling her to ‘get well soon’. There were divided views on who was right. In my Twitter poll, majority of my followers thought Richa was right and ‘Chhakka Panja’ team was wrong to attack Richa.
In response, Richa claimed that she never told the viewers were fools and she was only advocating the better representation of women in films. After Richa’s statement, Richa got all the sentiment and people went against Deepak, Deepa and ‘Chhakka Panja’ team.
[Full details on ‘Chhakka Panja’ Richa Sharma scandal.]
That is how Priyank’s statement was born.
In response to Priyanka’s response, Deepak Raj Giri wrote, “You have written it well. Everybody has made mistakes..” Here is what Priyanka wrote in Nepal (the English version follows).
Here is the the full statement of Priyanka (English):
Actress Richa Sharma has responded to the attack of ‘Chhakka Panja’ team about her statement about the content of the movie. Deepak Raj Giri, Deepa Shree Niraula, Priyanka Karki and Swastima Khadka had jointly posted a statement telling that the actress is sick and they have sent “get well soon.” message. All four of them have copied and posted the same message that reads:
One actress has told that the viewers who watch and clap in our film are fools … “Dear actress, because you say the viewers are fools, your movies had never got viewers…” Get well soon!
Watch the video first:
In response to the the statement by the film makers and the actresses of ‘Chhakka Panja 2’ (Note: Swostima wasn’t in the first movie that Richa referred in the talk.), Richa has challenged them to prove that she is sick.
Actress Reecha Sharma has produced her second movie titled ‘Sunakesari’ despite the failure of her first one. Richa’s production debut ‘Aadha Love’ was a disaster. In her second movie, Richa has diverted her focus – first was love-themed movie and the second is a horror-themed movie.
The theme of her second movie is scary in itself because, no Nepali movie in that theme has ever succeeded in attracting Nepali viewers to theatre. At the time when all scary Nepali movies have failed, Reecha is believed to have taken a huge risk with the Arpan Thapa directed movie.
The movie ‘Sunkeshra’ is mostly shot in an ancient castle in Australia, built in 1888. Reecha says that the movie will excite and entertain Nepali viewers by providing a rare and exciting experience. The poster says it all :
Whether the movie becomes a success or not, it sure is a new experiment and will add a brick in the development of the Nepali film industry and offers a new taste for the Nepali film viewers.
Another actress has announced a movie, Keki Adhikari. In a program held in Kathmanu on October 23, 2017 actress Keki Adhikari formally announced a new movie titled ‘Kohalpur Express’. The actress who debuted in Nepali film industry in ‘Swor’, was better known as a music video model before that. The movie is being directed by a music video director, Bishal Bhandari. The movie is made under Keki’s home production house Junkiri Arts.
The movie going to the floor on Kartik 13 will feature Keki in the leading role. In addition to Keki the movie will also feature Priyanka Karki, Richa Sharma, Binod Neupane, Buddhi Tamang, Rabindra Jha and other actors. The movie features the music of Rajanraj Siwakoti, Arjun Pokharel and Kali Prasad Baskota. The whole movie is being shot in Banke district.
While talking about the movie Keki told, “I have always wanted to produce a movie since I understood movie industry. A dream is fulfilled by ‘Kohalpur Express’.” In addition to Keki Adhikari the producers of the movie are Bhadra Bahadur Shahi, Devilal Neupane Pandit and Shiva Prasad Chaulagi. The movie is being made on the story of Shan Basnayt, cinematography of Arjun Tiwari, editing of Lokesh Bajracharya, and choreography of Gambhir Bista. The movie is about three young girls played by Keki, Priyanka and Richa. Richa wasn’t present in the event because of her health.
Producer actresses in Nepali film industry
Almost all the successful actresses in the Nepali film industry try their luck by producing movies. But, only a few had been successful. When talking about successful producers who are also actresses of the Nepali movies – only a couple of names comes in my mind – Rekha Thapa and Deepa Shree Niraula. Another actress, Jharana Thapa, can also be named one but, her husband is the real producer of her movies. Rekha has been a producer of some of her recent movies although she started under her ex-husband, Chhabi Raj Ojha. Although her success rate has declined in recent years, she is the only successful actress/producer of the Nepali film industry.
Two new movies have released in theatre today, on June 9, 2017. The production debut of actress Richa Sharma, ‘Aadha Love’ and the movie featuring Daya Hang Rai and Priyanka Karki – ‘Lalteen’.
The featuring Dayahang Rai, Priyanka Karki, Arjun Jung Shahi, A Gurung, Raj Katuwal and Nirjan Thapa in main role, is about the conflict between people in search of power and materials. The movie directed by Dev Kumar Shresta is a crime story featuring the night life of Kathmandu. The movie marks the debut of Raj Katuwal and Nirjan Thapa in the Nepali film industry.
Nepali Movie – Bato Muniko Phool 2
Starring – Yash Kumar, Baboo Bogati, Richa Sharma, Dilip Rayamajhi, Reema Bishowkarma, Arpan Thapa etc.
Director – Subarna Thapa
About ‘Bato Muniko Phool 2’
The sequel of hit movie ‘Bato Muniko Phool’, ‘Bato Muniko Phool 2’ was released in April of 2016 (read release news).
The original movie – Watch ‘Bato Muniko Phool’ here. The original ‘Bato Muniko Phool’ was a superhit movie featuring Rajesh Hamal and Rekha Thapa in leading roles. The movie however went through a nasty piracy problem.
Watch full movie:
One of the highly awaited movie of the current time, ‘Loot 2’ was released in theatre on February 24, 2017. The first day shows of the movie was packed and houseful in most of the theatres.
The sequel of the 2012 release movie ‘Loot’, continues the story of the characters of the original movie. Set in Kathmandu, the movie shows the typical lifestyle in the capital city. The theatres in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Dharan, Hetauda, Butwal also saw houseful business. In addition to the hype and publicity, the viewers have also liked the movie and the mouth publicity has also kicked in. But one of the journalists, Krishna Dhungana has told that he didn’t like the movie and asked the director the ticket price Rs. 330 back.
The main character of the movie, Haku Kale, is Saugat Malla. Dayahang Rai is featured as Gofle and the actress is Reecha Sharma.
The legacy of ‘Loot’
Watch ‘Loot’ here. I think, ‘Loot’ is one of the 10 movies of modern time, everybody should watch.
Celebrity Fashion Show De’ Celebrity Runway 2016 – Walking Down the Memory Lane, was jointly organized by Punam Entertainment and Gauri Malla in collaboration with World Fashion Parade. The fashion event held on 29th December 2016 at Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu marks on of the most diverse fashion show event in Nepal featuring three generations of artists of Nepali movie industry.
One of the most notable model on the ramp was the first actress of the Nepali movie industry, Bhuwan Chand. In addition to Bhuwan Chand first generation actresses like Chaitanya Devi and Basundhara Bhusal had also walked on the ramp. While modelling, the songs from their respective movies were played in the background.
USA election doesn’t have much impact to Nepal. But, we are politically so much conscious that every geo-political situation all over the world interests us.
Some Nepali celebrities however are US citizens. Nepali celebrities don’t prefer to reveal the fact about their US citizenship because of the the lack of dual-citizenship provision in Nepal. The celebrities like Saroj Khanal, Suryamala Sharma, Premraja Mahat, Kristi Mainali, Sudhanshu Joshi, Sapana Shree, Harish Mathema, and Krishna Murari Dhungel are said to be US citizens.
- Actress Priyanka Karki wasn’t happy by Trump’s victory. She had written “Madam president”, in the morning and then she wrote, “… and the world is doomed!”
- Richa Sharma wrote “Congratulation to the winner.”
- Hari Bamsha Acharya’s son Mohit Bamsha asked, “How many of you are immigrating to Cananda?”
- Ruby Shah‘s comment was satirical – “Yaha deshko chha chinta, timi US-US bhanchchu.” (Meaning I am worried about my country and you are talking about USA).
- Malina Joshi wrote – #Godblessamerica, sharing The Independent article about Trump’s win.
- Nirmal Sharma (Gaida) congratulated Trump. He has written, “Don’t be like us. Let them go who wants to go to the USA. Let them stay, if they want to stay there. Don’t discontinue DV. Don’t fight and do your work.” (will attach in a while)
- Deepak Raj Giri (will attach)
- Singer Astha Raut has written a long post starting with , “I am feeling sorry for America…”
- Ex-Miss Nepal Shweta Singh wrote, “Victory of the blunt… Donald Trump .. Donald Trump.”
- Ex-Miss Nepal Malvika Subba wrote, “While America is all red, now who is planning to come back to Nepal?”
- Rekha Thapa hasn’t responded after the election result. Before the result, she had written that she ‘loves Hillary’.
Video report about the US Election result:
USA being the world leader in arms and economy has a potential of influencing everybody. Some of the stuffs I noticed about the US Election:
Nepali Movie – Junge
Starring – Suraj Singh Thakuri, Reecha Sharma, Sikha Shahi, Anup Baral, Sushil Raj Pandey, Joes Pandey, Sushank Mainali, Najir Hussain, MS Agraj etc.
Director – Utkal Thapa
Nepali movie ‘Junge’ is a presentation of Ideas & Images and Avana Productions in association with Ashok Gautam Films. The action movie is produced jointly by the director Utkal Thapa with cinematographer Sushan Prajapati. The screenplay of the movie is written by MS Agraj and Subash Koirala. The editor is Ujjawal Dhakal, music composer is Almoda Upreti, lyrics by Manas Raj, background scroe by Iman Bikram Shah, choreography by Rajendra Rajbahak, and action by Samrat Basnet.
Watch full movie ‘Junge’
UPDATE: Dashain has finished today. I collected 100s of photos of celebrities. But, posting them in the page would not be that much interesting to the most of the site visitors. So, I collected the photos of 40+ Nepali actress celebrating Dashain this year and prepared a video (I deleted the video – nobody watched it).
I also prepared a video about the fist Dashain of two Miss Nepal sons. In addition to the sons of Jharana Bajracharya and Malvika Subba, the daughter of actress Richa Ghimire also celebrated her Dashain for the first time in her life.
On the occasion of her 29th birthday, Nepali actress Richa Sharma has donated Rs 100,000 to Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation for the construction of Giranchaur Ekikrit Basti in Sindhupalanchowk. Richa handed over the cheque to Kunjana Ghimire ’Suntali’ a day before her birthday that falls on July 16.
On the initiation of Dhurmus and Suntali, Giranchaur Ekikrit Basti is being constructed at an estimated the cost of Rs 40 million. The residential units will house 65 earthquake victim families. Richa told that she was impressed by the selfless deed of the foundation and decided to help them for the construction. Continue reading
Two new Nepali movies were released in theater on Friday, April 29, 2016. Both Suraj Singh Thakuri starrer ‘Junge’ and Jiwan Luitel starrer ‘Baazigar’ are action movies – one targeted to the multiplex viewers and another to the single theater viewers respectively.
The movie featuring Suraj Singh Thakuri and Richa Sharma in leading role is considered an awaited movie because of the trailer, star cast and film making style. Other notable actors in the move are Anup Baral and Dipasikha Shahi. The content and style scene in the trailer had been appreciated. Actress Richa is featured as a hot queen – in negative role. More details on ‘Junge’ the movie was posted earlier.
‘Junge’ is directed by Utkal Thapa. The cinematographer is Susan Prajapati, Subash Koirala has written the script and the dialogue is written bySS Agraj. The movie is about Junga Bahadur Rana in the present political context. There is another movie by the same name, featuring Melina Manandhar in leading role – Watch ‘Junge’ here.
The trailer of upcoming movie ‘Junge’ was released in a program held in Kathmandu on March 20. The movie featuring Suraj Singh Thakuri, Richa Sharma, Anup Baral and Dpsikha Shahi in leading role features Suraj Singh in action role whereas actress Richa is featured in hot appearance.
The movie directed by Utkal Thapa features the cinematography of Susan Prajapati, script of Subash Koirala and the dialogue of SS Agraj. In the program, the director, Thapa, wasn’t present as he is currently in Australia. In a video message director Utkal Thapa told that the the movie is about the historical figure Junga Bahadur Rana in the present context.