Himani to Samragyee, belly piercing, a new fashion sensation

When the wind blew the saree ex-princess Himani was wearing, an unexpected sighting in her belly caught the eyes of a cameraman – belly piercing. Otherwise a soft spoken, simple and beautiful ex-princess’s fashion sense was something new to the people. Some made fun of her, some appreciated her fashion sense, and others tried to remain indifferent as it was her personal choice. I wrote about the incident in 2010. (Read the article Can’t Himani pierce her bellybutton?)

In 2016, the new sensation of the Nepali film industry, another royal blood, actress Samragyee showed off her pierced bellybutton in photoshots and public. The beautiful actress was working in her second project ‘A Mero Hajur 2’. After the success of both of her movies released so far, Samragyee is the highest paid and most loved actress in the film industry.

Apart from Samragyee, other Nepali actresses have also pierced their bellies. Actress Sushma Karki is one of them. She had shown her pierced bellybutton in one of her birthdays, in 2014. Sushma raised in fame after the success of her item dance in ‘Loot’. After that, she worked in a number of movies as an actress. (Photo attached)
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Samragyee with Aryan Sigdel in Kayara and Pradeep Khadka in Bhairavi

The hottest and the most sellable actress of the Nepali film industry, Samragyee RL Shah, is going to be featured with two of the hottest sensations, Pradeep Khadka and Aryan Sigdel in her upcoming movie. After the success of her debut movie with Anmol KC, Samragyee’s second movie ‘A Mero Hajur 2’ was also a hit. She also became the highest paid actress overnight. While a new movie ‘Timi Sanga’ is yet to release and the shooting of ‘Intu Mintu Londonma’ had halted because of the visa issue, she has signed up some more new movies.

Samragyee in Aryan Sigdel’s Kayara

In one of the upcoming movie of Samragyee, she is going to be featured opposite to Aryan Sigdel. During the announcement of his movie produced in association with Subas Giri, Aryan had announced that he won’t be working in movie out of his own production house. He had set a condition that his home production banner should be associated with all the movies he worked. But, after huge success of ‘Classic’, Aryan didn’t have any films in a year. After ‘Parva’ he was planning to work in a movie named ‘Marina’. But, when the movie delayed, he signed up Rekha Thapa’s ‘Rudrapriya’. The movie was released recently but, it failed to impress the viewers.
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Lily Bily – Priyanka Karki replaces Rebika Gurung. Reason: Visa Application Rejection

At the time when the shooting of ‘Intu Mintu Londonma’ has been halted for a long time because of the visa rejection of Samragyee RL Shah, another film lost an actress because of visa rejection. After the actress of ‘Lily Bily’ Rebika Gurung’s visa application by the UK embassy, she has left the team. Actress Priyanka Karki has reportedly taken her place in the movie.

At the time when Rebika’s visa was rejected, Priyanka is in UK for the premier show of ‘Happy Days’. In response to her replacement, Rebika has written that, she has willingly left the team so that the shooting is not further delayed because of visa rejection and problem with her health.

Artists Visa Rejection

A lot of Nepali artists don’t return from their foreign visit. The trend of overstaying in western countries have created a very impression of Nepali artists that many of them get rejected. The failure to convince that they will return back to Nepal after the completion of the task had caused the majority of such rejections.
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Too cheap; What is the rate of a Nepali actress?

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.

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Celebrity Tihar, photo highlights of Bhai Tika, 2017

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.


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Friday Release – A Mero Hajur 2

The sequel of hit movie, ‘A Mero Hajur’, titled ‘A Mero Hajur 2’ was released in theatres all over Nepal on Friday, September 1, 2017. The movie featuring Samragyee RL Shah and Salinman Baniya marks the debut of actress Jharana Thapa as a film director. Produced by Jharana’s husband, Sunil Kumar Thapa, the movie is made under Suhana Films banner.

The movie producers held a premier show of the movie on Thursday. The viewers in the show had given positive response in terms of the acting of the artists and the story. With Samragyee and Salinman, other artists in the movie include Salon Basnet, Amar Subedi, Suman Poudel and others.

The director, Jharana Thapa

Read the biography of Jharana Thapa

A well known actress, Jharana Thapa is also known as a successful producer. Her husband Sunil Kumar Thapa produces movies in Jharana’s name. The film production company is named after their daughter Suhana Thapa. Suhana is currently in the USA for her studies. There are reports that Jharana has also obtained the Green Card in the US. In the past, actress Arunima Lamsal and actor Dilip Rayamajhi had obtained Greem Card after applying from Nepal.
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Timi Sanga, Trailer Review of Nepali movie

The trailer of the debut movie of actor Shishir JB Rana, as a director, has been released. The main attraction of the movie are Samragyee RL Shah and Najir Hussien. A new entry in the Nepali film industry, Aakash Shrestha, is also a promising actor. Akash Shrestha had debuted in Nepali movie industry in ‘Ma Ta Timrai Hoon’. Sunil BK is a new introduction in the movie.

Trailer analysis

The trailer shows three characters played by Samragyee RL Shah, Aakash Shrestha and Nazir Hussien in Poon Hill. One of the popular destination to watch sunrise and sunset, Poon Hill is a 3,210 m hill station located in Myagdi District of northern-central Nepal. The nearby village Ghorepani is at 17 kilometres from the district capital of Beni. The place located in the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) is a popular touristic destination.

The trailer starts with the location map of Poon Hill, where “three strangers” meet. First, Samragyee is shown walking, then Aakash is shown playing with a couple of kids, and Nazir Hussain is shown smiling. The characters start “One Journey” – they are shown walking along a snow filled area towards “One Destination”. A village is shown beside a mountain range. Two characters are shown walking towards a view tower at a hill station with a beautiful snow-covered mountain peaks on the background. “Love” between Aakash and Samragyee, and also between Najir and Samragyee.
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Samragyee looks hot in traditional Nepali dance of A Mero Hajur 2

The second music video of the awaited movie ‘A Mero Hajur 2’ has been released. The first song was popular because of the beautiful sceneries and the second is being popular for the traditional Nepali attire.

The song tireld ‘Kinideuna Saila …’ featuring Samragyee R L Shah is composed in a traditional Nepali folk style music. The song featues the lyrics and music of Basanta Sapkota and the voice of Sadhana Sargam. The choreography of the dance is done by Kabiraj Gahatraj.

The song has received positive response from the viewers for the music and the costume of the actress. The actress Samragyee is popular for he beauty and acting skill in her debut movie ‘Dreams’. She has been very popular and successful after the debut movie although the only movie released so far is the debut movie. In coming days, three of Samragyee’s movies are releasing in a short time. ‘A Mero Hajur’ and ‘Timi Sanga’ feature Samragyee in leading role. Another movie, ‘Mangalam’ features Samragyee in a guest role.

About ‘A Mero Hajur 2’

The sequel of ‘A Mero Hajur’ – a superhit movie featuring actress Jharana Thapa opposite to late Shree Krishna Shrestha is directed by Jharana. The lead actress is Samratyee RL Shah with Salin Man Baniya and Salon Basnet. The movie is made on the story of a popular astrologer, Harihar Adhikari. The screenplay and dialogue are jointly written by Harihar Adhikari and Samipya Timilsina. Cinematographer is Sanjay Lama. Music in the movie are composed by Basanta Sapkota and Kalyan Singh. Action by Roshan Shrestha, background score by Sailesh Shrestha, choreography by Renasha Rai and Kabiraj Gahatraj.
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Karishma Manandhar dances with Samragyee RL Shah in Timi Sanga

The actress, busy as a leader than an actress in recent days, Karishma Manandhar is planning to be seen on screed after a long gap. Karishma joined the ‘Timi Sanga’ team for the shooting of the movie on April 25, 2017. The movie featuring Samragyee RL Shah, Najir Hussain, and Aakash Shrestha in leading role will feature Karishma in a special guest role.

Photo – Aakash Shrestha, Samragyee RL Shah, Shishir Rana, Karishma Manandhar, Najir Hussain and Anup Shrestha(L to R)
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Top 10 Attractive Women of 2017, Who are missing ?

For the last few years, the weekly publication of Kantipur, Saptahik had been publishing the list of top 10 Women and Men of the year on the Valentine’s Day. This year’s list include some top women in the country.

The list contains five new entries when compared to the last year’s list. New entries this year are actress Samragyee RL Shah, sports person Gaurika Singh, actress and director Deepa Shree Niraula, actress Keki Adhikari and sports person and actress Sipora Gurung.

Watch the Top 10 women of 2017

The Missing Women

It is good to see the talents like Gaurika Singh and Sipora Gurung in the Top 10 list. But, I think, the list misses some of the Nepali women who had been very attractive because of their good deeds in their respective fields:
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2073 of Samragyee RL Shah, No movies only headlines

The actress Samragyee RL Shah was one of the most talked about actress of the year 2073. By the way she was covered in the media, it seems she was given more importance than she really deserves because:

  • No movies of Samragyee were released in the whole year, 2073. Although she signed in ‘A Mero Hajur 2’ and ‘Timi Sanga’, no trailer or music videos of the movies were released until the end of the year.
  • The movie, released previous year, in 2072, ‘Dreams’ was the debut movie of Samragyee and, her second movie is yet to release.
  • Samragyee wasn’t even active in the film industry or the entertainment industry before signing in her first movie, ‘Dreams’. Although Samragyee did some modeling assignments after participating and becoming the third in Classic Diamond contest, 2014, she is not much active in modelling.

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Then why did she became so popular the whole year?

Let me analyze some of the facts that made her popular:

High price

After the success of ‘Dreams’, Samragyee took no time in hiking her price. Before the release of the movie, she had verbally agreed to do the movie ‘Summer Love’. But, when the movie became a hit, she reportedly demanded Rs. 5 lakhs to do the movie. That is the price unheard of from an actress in the Nepali movie industry, let alone from a new actress. After that, the ‘Summer Love’ team decided to search for another actress. They even search for a Nepali actress in Australia. But, at last, they found Rewati Chhetri – an Indian actress of Nepali origin. Rewati was one of the contestants of Miss India 2015.

Love affair

On the 21st birthday, Samragyee shared photos with Mayank Khadka. The photos showing her in close embrace with Khadka was the topic of discussion in media. Khadka reportedly went to Pokhara to meet Samragyee at the shooting location of ‘A Mero Hajur 2’. Samragyee however denied love affair and told that Mayank was her good friend . (Photo attached below)  Continue reading

Song featuring Samragyee and Salin Man at Tilicho lake released, A Mero Hajur 2

Jharana Thapa Birthday: A Mero Hajur 2 release date announced

The actress debuting as a director in ‘A Mero Hajur 2’, Jharana Thapa celebrated her birthday on March 26, 2016. During the celebration of the director, the release date of the movie was announced and a song was released online.

The movie is going to release on September 1, 2017 (that is – Bhadra 16, 2074 BS). After the announcement of the release date the title song of the movie was also released online. The song titled ‘A Mero Hajur’ was shot at the lake located at the highest point in the world. The song features the heart touching scenery.

A Mero Hajur 2 music video

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A Mero Hajur 2 trailer review, why is the movie important?

The second movie of actress Samragyee RL Shah is ready to release. The movie is special because of at least the following three reasons:

  • The movie marks the debut of well known actress Jharana Thapa as a director.
  • The movie is the second movie of one of the most talked about actress Samragyee RL Shah. Her first movie ‘Dreams’ created a huge image of her in the film industry. This movie is expected to define the career of Samragyee in the Nepali movie industry.
  • The movie is the sequel of a hit movie ‘A Mero Hajur’ of Jharana Thapa. It is particularly important because the sequel of another hit movie ‘Darpan Chhaya’ – ‘Darpan Chhaya 2’ flopped recently. The sequel of another hit movie ‘Loot’ also couldn’t live up to the expectation of the viewers.

The third reason is really important in the Nepali movie industry because, there had been a flood of sequel movies. It was not only successful movie even the sequels of flop movies like ‘Bindaas’ had been made more than once.  But, the sad truth is that many sequels have failed to attract the viewers to the theatre.

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Holi 2017 celebrity celebration (Video and Photos)

Like previous years, celebrities have shared their photos and videos in social network. I had posted a collection of photos shared early by some celebrities. This is a latest update with more photos.
Hot actress Sushma Adhikari’s holi 2017

A video on How artists celebrate holi:

Holi photo of actress Barsha Raut. Barsha is one of the most popular actress these days with threes successful movies in her credit – ‘Nai Nabhannu La 4’, ‘Chhaka Panja’ and ‘Jatra’:
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It is time for Shilpa and Chhabi marriage rumours again – Mangalam shooting completes

The shooting of the movie produced jointly by Chhabi Raj Ojha and Shilpa Pokharel ‘Mangalam’ has finished. The shooting was packed up two days earlier than previously scheduled. According to the report, the movie was scheduled to complete in 35 days but it was finished in 33rd days.

The movie ‘Mangalam’ features the romance of Shilpa Pokharel and Prithivi Raj Prasai. Actress Samragyee RL Shah is also featured in as an actress in the movie. The debut movie of the actress Shilpa Pokharel, as a producer, is scheduled to release on Dashain of this year.

Marriage rumour between Chhabi and Shilpa

During the release of Shilpa Pokharel’s debut movie, Chhabi intentionally created a rumour about their marriage. In a program by Prakash Subedi, Chhabi and Shilpa admitted that they were going to marry soon. Later, in an interview, Shilpa told, “That was a very good strategy. Many viewers went to see the movie to see Chhabi’s girlfriend.”
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