Time to make way for the young ‘uns


The Nepali audience is all set to witness the talent of second generation film-stars, born into the families of filmmakers and actors, together on screen. Salon Basnet, son of actor/director Sovit Basnet, evergreen actor Bhuwan KC’s son Anmol KC, and Gaurab Pahari, son of veteran actor Tika Pahari, will all be seen together in a new film.

Hostel, produced by Sunil Rawal of the Saayad fame, will also mark Hemraj Chhetri’s directorial debut. It is not the debut of either actor, though. Salon Basnet was a well known child artist, having played in films like Nepali Babu, Aasirwaad and Hami Teen Bhai. Anmol KC was seen in a song sequence in his father’s most recent production Sathi Ma Timro. Similarly, Gaurab Pahari’s debut film Manjari is scheduled for release on March 22.

Like Rawal’s earlier film Saayad, Hostel will also focus on youth problems and their relationship struggles. Nevertheless, the film presents

these age specific issues in a way that will have a universal appeal, according to Rawal.

“We have only taken new actors in the film, but are confident that the result will be good,” he said during the ‘shuba muhurta’ held on Friday at the Kamaladi Ganesthan.

Apart from the star kids, the film will also star new faces like Rishta Basnet, Prakriti Shrestha and Simsan Thapa as the female leads. The shooting of Hostel is scheduled to start soon, with Hari Humagain in charge of the cinematographer and Asta Maharjan helming the action sequences.

Posted on: 2013-02-10 08:50