KATHMANDU — Nepali documentary Sunakali has bagged two more international awards in international film festivals.
Sunakali has bagged the award for Best Film title under the Nature and Culture category in Bilbao, Spain, on Sunday.
Likewise, the documentary bagged the third prize, along with a cash purse of $5,000, in Sport Media Pearl Awards, organised by the International Sports Press Association in Abu Dhabi, UAE last Wendesday.
The documentary has so far bagged more than a dozen awards.
The documentary is produced by Good Neighbors Nepal, and directed by Bhojraj Bhat. Edited by Bharat Mani Regmi, the film’s background score is by Kutumba’s Rubin Shrestha.
Sunakali, a 50-minute documentary, pivots around the story of 13-year-old Sunakali Budha and her football team in Mugu district of Nepal.
“Sunakali is primarily based on the game of football, but it also depicts the lifestyle and other socio-cultural aspects of Mugu. The funds Sunakali has gathered will be spent on the betterment of the condition of adolescent girls in Mugu,” says director Bhojrat Bhat.
Sunakali first premiered at the 12th edition of KIMFF in Kathmandu. The film has since participated in more than three dozen international film festivals globally.Follow @gorkhapost
Irrfan Khan diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour
MUMBAI — Actor Irrfan Khan on Friday has revealed that he is diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour.
The 51-year-old star of dozens of Bollywood films, as well as Hollywood movies Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi, is suffering from a rare neuroendocrine tumour, according to the message he has posted on Twitter.
“The unexpected makes us grow, which is what the past few days have been about. Learning that I have been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour as of now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to a place of hope,” he said.
“The journey of this is taking me out of the country, and I request everyone to continue sending their wishes. As for the rumours that were floated, neuro is not always about the brain and Googling is the easiest way to do research 😉 To those who waited for my words, I hope to be back with more stories to tell.”
— Irrfan (@irrfank) March 16, 2018
Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are most commonly located in the intestine, lungs or pancreas, and can be cancerous or non-cancerous. No further details were given about his condition and one of Khan’s representatives told Associated Press he had no further information.
His revelation comes days after the internationally known acclaimed actor left fans worried by informing them via social media that his life had been shaken up by a ‘rare disease’.
Khan on Monday had tweeted, “Sometimes you wake up with a jolt with life shaking you up. The last fifteen days, my life has been a suspense story. Little had I known that my search for rare stories would make me find a rare disease. I have never given up and have always fought for my choices and always will. My family and friends are with me and we are working it out the best way possible. In trying times, please don’t speculate as I will myself share with you my story within a week – ten days, when the further investigations come with a conclusive diagnosis. Till then, wish the best for me”.Follow @gorkhapost