‘Jhola’: Nepal’s Official Entry in Oscars

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KATHMANDU, AUG 26: The film based on the story by litterateur Krishna Dharawasi – ‘Jhola’ has been selected as the official entry from Nepal at the 87th Academy Awards; which is scheduled to take place in February 22nd 2015; in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. The film is based on Sati culture that was prevalent in Nepali society until the 1920s. As per the culture, a wife had to immolate herself upon her husband’s death on his funeral pyre. For her role, actress Garima Panta had won Best Actress award at SAARC Film Festival held in Colombo, Sri Lanka earlier this year. Apart from Panta; the film directed by Yadav Kumar Bhattarai and produced by Malati Shah, Ram Gopal Thapa, Raj Timalsina & Shusil Shah; also stars Desh Bhakta Khanal, Sujal Nepal, Laxmi Giri & Deepak Chhetri.


Neeraj Pun (NEO)

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