Nepali actor Rajesh Hamal is one of the top actors in the Nepali film industry. Often called Maha Nayak (Super Actor), Rajesh Hamal ruled the film industry for about a quarter century. He prefers to tell that the film industry grew with him. Hamal is credited for :
Bringing professionalism in Nepali film industry.
Being the first educated actor in the film industry. He had done Masters in English literature from Punjab University in India.
He is considered a no-nonsense actor. Unlike other actors, Hamal kept himself from having affairs with the actresses. Although there were rumours of his affair, all rumours turned fake. Actresses had termed him as the coldest actor in the film industry.
Rajesh is a good orator and can easily impress the listener by his oratory skills. Proficiency in his English language is also something not seen in the Nepali film industry.
The height, looks and the physique have also been factors that attracted youngsters of his time.
In an event held in Kathmandu a new Nepali movie ‘Love Birds’ was announce on the Valentine Day, Feb 14, 2015. The movie to be directed by Suresh Darpan Pokharel is made on love and romance. The movie will feature Salon Basnet, Sanjog Koirala, Paul Shah and Barsha Raut in main roles. Barsha Raut and Paul Shah are debuting in the Nepali film industry in the movie.
The movie ‘Love Birds’ to be produced by journalist Shanti Priya is made under Parichaya Nepal banner. The movie is told to be made on the love story of the young generation. The movie will feature all aspects of love relationship like love, revenge and life. Director Pokharel says that the movie is ‘larger than life’ project. The film makers also told that the Australia rights has already been sold even before the shooting of the film has started.
Actress Sushma Karki celebrates her birthday on the Valentine Day, February 14. This year, she celebrated her birthday in the restaurant business she has recently started in Thamel, Kathmandu.
Sushma Karki is not doing any new movies and she is waiting for the movie of a good banner and good story. Sushma says, she couldn’t raise because of working in the movies ‘with producer as the lead actor’. It has only been a few months since Sushma started the restaurant in Thamel.
Actress Sarita Giri and actor Saugat Malla unknowingly fell in love and it lasted for 9 years before they separated. It has been four years since they separated and Sarita still misses the Valentine Days of those days.
When they were living in Gurukul hostel, Sarita used to deliver flowers and chocolates to Saugat’s room every Valentine Days. He used to do the same and they share surprise gifts.
Krisha Chaulagain is not an actress but she is as glamorous as an actress in embracing fashion and latest trends. Krisha had recently married Pritam Lamichane (might be a sad truth for some of her fans!).
Former General Administration Minister, Rabindra Shrestha, has eloped with a college girl before the new cabinet was formed. Shrestha was missing since Sunday after new prime minister took oath of office and secrecy.
I wasn’t brought-up with Valentine Day culture but I choose to differ in views with some people in Nepal who think the day as a cultural encroachment from the western world.
As long as it is symbolizes love and affection there is nothing wrong in adopting a festival of another culture/religion. Presenting rose to one’s lover is a blissful event.
Definition of the Day : Saint Valentine’s Day is an annual holiday held on February 14 to celebrate love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after Christian martyrs named Valentine. In the day, lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, greeting cards and other gifts.