It’s always good to see some promising new talents coming and giving their best shots in Nepali cinema. One such young and dynamic newcomer is Miruna Magar who will soon be making her debut in the silver screen with ‘Lalpurja’. The 22-year-old originally from Dharan lives with her family in London. The Sociology graduate from Brunel University was in Nepal earlier this year in January when she attended a theatre course at Actors’ Studio by Anup Baral. After the course, she acted in a play titled ‘Kathadesh 3’ and that’s where the team of Lalpurja spotted her and offered her the film.
Miruna will be seen opposite Saugat Malla in the film produced by Madhav Wagle and Teken Khadka; and directed by ‘Chhadke’ fame Nigam Shrestha. Sujit Bidari is the screenwriter of the film that also stars Bipin Karki, Kameshwor Chaurasiya and Kumar Nagarkoti; and the story is written by Bikram Singh and Nigam Shrestha. Night Band’s Jason Kunwar will compose the music and background score for the film that will be cinematographed by Narendra Mainali.
Miruna has earlier been seen in some music videos and short movies made in the UK. More popular as an emcee who has hosted various events in and around London, she is also a terrific dancer who has performed at many charity events. While growing up in Dharan, she was close to a theatre group called Anaam Natya Jamaat as her mother was one of the founding members. Always fascinated by theatre arts and drama, she decided to join Actors’ Studio during her last visit to Nepal and that’s how she unexpectedly got into Nepali cinema, which actually wasn’t planned by herself.
When asked how she feels about debuting with such a reputed banner and that too opposite a mega star, “Honestly, I still can’t believe it’s happening. I feel grateful towards the entire team of Lalpurja for trusting me with the role. And getting the opportunity to work with such talented co-actors also motivates me to do my best to live up to my team’s expectation and my own as well”, Miruna told NeoStuffs. “I absolutely loved the script and my role in the film. I will make sure that I give my 100% for the role.”
According to director Nigam Shrestha, the shooting for the film will start from 18th of this month.
Our best wishes to Miruna and the entire team of Lalpurja.
Here’s Miruna performing at a charity event.
And a short film titled ‘Way Out of My League’ featuring her. Enjoy!
And some pictures of her!