Shilpa never met Hawaldar Suntali, Suntali Dhami

In a surprising revelation, the actress who is posed as Suntali Dhami in her upcoming movie has never met the real life person. Actress Shilpa Pokharel, featured as Suntali, in the movie ‘Hawaldar Suntali’, has told that the director didn’t let her meet Suntali Dhami.

hawadar suntali and hawaldar suntali

Hawaldar is the rank of the police officer named Suntali. In addition to the name the movie is being promoted for being based on the life of Suntali Dhami. But, talking to an online magazine, the director Rishi Lamichane told that there was no need for Shilpa to meet Suntali in real life. He added, the movie is only based on some aspects of Suntali Dhami and Shilpa didn’t need to act as the real Suntali in the movie.

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‘Hawaldar Suntali’ shooting starts in Hetauda

The shooting of much hyped movie ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ has started in Hetauda. The movie to be made on the story of a police officer, Suntali Dhami, who was raped in office, is being produced by Chhabi Raj Ojha. The movie featuring Shilpa Pokharel in lead role.

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Directed by Rishi Lamichane, ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ also features with Kishor Khatiwada and Sabin Shrestha in leading roles. On the first day of shooting choreographer Kabiraj Gahatraj directed the song featuring Shilpa and Kishor.

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Suntali Dhami rape: Three cops sent to jail

The District Court, Achham, sent three policemen to up to six years in prison for their involvement in raping police constable Suntali Dhami.

A single bench of judge Prakash Kharel on Thursday convicted head constables Birendra Bam and Karbir Thalal and constable Jagadish Pandey. While Bam was handed down a six-year imprisonment, Thala and Pandey were sent behind bars for three years. The court also ordered Bam to pay Rs 100,000 to the victim.

Constable Dhami had filed a case accusing her colleagues of raping her while she was on duty on the night of 27 September 2009. The accused cops were suspended from their jobs, arrested on October 7 and sent to detention on 2 November 2009.

ASI Dansingh Bhandari, Head Constable Biradatta Badu and Constable Naribhan Mahatara, who were also detained with the three accused, were, however, released on 1 November 2009, citing their non-involvement in the case.

Kin of one of the convicts, Head Constable Thalal, said they would move appellate court against the decision.

UPDATE: A movie ‘Hawaldar Suntali’ was made on the story of Suntali Dhami. In the movie, actress Shilpa Pokharel was featured as Suntali. The movie was released in April of 2015. Shilpa however told that she had never met the real Suntali.

The movie was successful in box office.

A short version of the movie is available here: