The first ever International Nepali Film Award is set to take place midst the bright lights of Hong Kong! An exclusive event was held at Kathmandu’s HYATT REGENCY on Wednesday 15th October from 5.30PM onwards to announce the nominations. The INFA Award ceremony will take place on October 26th at Yuen Long Theatre Hall from 6PM onwards. Nepali celebrities including Malvika Subba, Priyanka Karki, Bhuwan KC, Keki Adhikari, Namrata Shrestha and more will be travelling to Hong Kong for the first ever INFA Awards!
The nomination announcement event at HYATT on Wednesday evening also featured a dance number by upcoming actress Mala Limbu. Popular actors Nandita KC, Keki Adhikari, Sraj Garach and Priyanka Karki also performed popular Nepali numbers through the two hour long event. Priyanka’s performance was quite a feast for the eyes! I loved it when she came down the stage and dance in front of the guests, very Priyanka Chopra! Very entertaining! On top of the dance performances, the audience were entertained by Jitu Nepal and Wilson Bikram Rai! Ahh! Wilson Bikram Rai never fails at making one laugh – may he continue doing what’s he’s doing! The popular singers of But Slowly Slowly also sang their nation-wide hit to attendees from the film fraternity, business and media figures. The star-studded event saw Deepak Raj Giri, Deepashree Niroula, Shiva Shrestha, Gauri Malla, Wilson Bikram Rai, Reema Bishwokarma, Malina Joshi, Anoop Bikram Shahi, Priyanka Karki, Keki Adhikari, Malvika Subba, Zenisha Moktan and more.
I just wished they had given the press/photographers a press pack which had all the nominations written because right now, I don’t really remember who was nominated for what etc. Also, it would’ve been great had more people known about the event as the event was done in such a grand manner that it totally surpassed my expectations. A lot of people still have the idea that Nepali films/film events are somewhat tacky, very local and budget but last night was everything opposite to that.
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