DAY 160 : Talking Rekha Thapa and Bollywood
So not a lot is happening right now but few things have happened which is enough for me to base this daily blog-post on.
First off – I met up with Subodh and made him talk me through his recent trek to Ghorepani and Poon Hill. I am so annoyed that I did nothing in Dashain and just stayed home like a potato. I should’ve just followed my instinct and gone to Langtang.
Nawal and I caught the 2.20PM show of Rekha Thapa’s HIMMATWALI at Gopi Krishna and thank goodness we got there early at around 1.50PM because by the time it was 2.20PM the hall was pretty packed. And it’s Gopi Krishna, even though we were sat near a fan, it was getting pretty hot. I think I leaned back a little too much because I think I broke the hinge of the seat. My bad. I enjoyed HIMMATWALI very much. Rekha Thapa is just amazing! Hats off for doing such movies where she’s not playing the lovey dovey character but she’s playing a woman who kicks ass, kicks womens ass/mens ass and everybody’s ass! I feel like she’s the Salman Khan of Nepal, her action scenes are jpt but with her audience, it works! And I believe I am her audience because the funny fight scenes and over-the-top acting by Miss Thapa totally did it for me. I will write a longer post about HIMMATWALI over on lexlimbu.com
Nawal and I met Sakil after the film and then Pooja! We headed to Irish Pub for a drink before calling it a night. We met Subodh there again. Oh and we spontaneously went to KFC afterwards #wildnight #totally
I also came to learn that Aamir Khan arrived in Nepal today whilst I was watching the film and tweeted/Facebooked the info! He’s here as a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador and will apparently head to Terai/Lumbini tomorrow. I believe he will be returning after two days.
Oh another cool thing happened recently. So the team who were in charge of the publicity and media had sent out a press invite for the press conference of Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film HAPPY NEW YEAR and the SLAM concert which took place in London’s o2 Arena on Sunday. I normally get the media invite for various Bollywood related events that this particular media group handles and when I saw the invite on my inbox and saw that SRK, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan and more will be there too, I was pretty ecstatic! I knew just the right person to represent me and sent her a message asking if she’d like to go and represent ‘lexlimbu.com’ at the event in London. She happily obliged as she is one of the biggest SRK fans I know and she was also instrumental in helping me meet Priyanka Chopra back in 2012. Now I know that the upcoming post about SRK’s HAPPY NEW YEAR film on lexlimbu.com will freak out the over sensitive bunch and they’ll start going off on one saying, “omg why always writing about Bollywood” and it’s so ridiculous that people even write that when more than 90% of the blog-posts are all Nepal based and related. It’s even more amusing that the people who normally write such comments never really comment when there is a post about Nepali films/music etc. but as soon as a Bollywood/India/Indian related thing appears it’s like all hell breaks loose. Amusing and silly. LOL.
The Tracing Nepal poster and teaser will be uploaded on youtube tomorrow! I am excited! I am also planning a trip with a friend in late November. Far-west. I’ll leave you guessing.
PS. I am really gutted that Red Panda Conservation Nepal project (Red Panda Network) didn't win the EOCA voting! If it had, then it would've won a grant from the organisation which would've supported the conservation efforts to better the present situation of the endangered red pandas. Apparently the winning project won by 260 votes. 260... Ermagerd. I'm out.