Monday, 30 November, 2020

Comedian Giri making shift to organic farm from screens


By Renuka Dhakal
Kathmandu, Nov. 12: Deepak Raj Giri, a well-known comedian in Nepal, has succeeded in getting immense love from the viewers because of his serials and movies.
In addition to television screen-serials, Giri has managed to become a household name in big screen movies. From the comedy telefilm Tito Satya, Giri and Deepa Shree Niraula started their journey from television screen.
The big screen films -- Chhakka Panja series and Chha Maya Chhapkai -- have established the comedian duo as trendsetters of Nepali film industry.
Giri is now moving ahead with a unique concept that is starkly different from films.
He is all set to open an organic farm-house in his ancestral land, in Chandagiri Municipality, Dahachok, Kathmandu. Actor Giri estimates that the farm house will cost him Rs. 50 million excluding the land cost. In that farm, he is planning to build 30 houses.
He said that he had plans for agricultural farming, seminar hall, among other things, in that project.
Giri added that the houses would be of typical Nepali style showcasing the tradition of the country. He also plans to expand his organic farm-house to10 ropanis land, for which he is going to purchase additional lands, including from his brothers.
Talking to The Rising Nepal, he said that he had a plan to convert that farm house to an organic village and to employ as many people as possible, mostly women.
“The farmhouse will help promote tourism and agriculture together,” he added. Sharing his plan, he said that he wanted to invest his income from entertainment industry in his own village.
He wished to create an employment opportunity at the local level and promote agriculture sector.
Asked how the idea of organic farm house came to his mind, he replied that as a son of a farmer who has achieved success in film industry, he now wanted to give something back to the land of his ancestors as well as to promote agriculture there.
Even though he has already prepared the script for his upcoming film --Chakka Panja 4 -- his has no plan to start shooting until the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control.
Giri plans to complete the farm-house in two years 

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