Kathmandu, Mar. 25: “I'm now spending time at home with my 5-month-old daughter and family. And, I request everyone to stay home and support the government decision,” said actor Bipin Karki. A versatile and talented actor of silver screen and theatre, Bipin Karki is one of the most sought after artists in Nepal. The government Monday announced a week-long lockdown to control the spread of the coronavirus that has been plaguing the entire world for the past two months. Karki said that the government should have taken this decision a little earlier, but still everyone should respect the decision taken by the state. “I would request everyone to stay home and keep yourself busy in reading books, watching movies, spending quality time with families and doing some household chores,” he said. While living at home in isolation, Karki has already finished reading "Ranahar” by Yogesh Raj and now he is planning to read other books. He has a long list of films that he will watch at home. “I will watch the movies which I have planned since long,” he said. He said that it was a deplorable situation for the entire nation, but he is happy as he got time to stay with his family. Karki began his stage career from his birthplace in Bahuni, Morang, along with his elder brother Arjun Karki. While talking to The Rising Nepal, he recalled that he was a naughty and mischievous boy and he was not much interested in dramas and movies in his early days. However, he had an opportunity to get a better understanding of the drama from his elder brother Arjun Karki and artist Kamalmani Nepal. He said his understanding later grew his interest in drama. Born in 1982, Karki finished his schooling from his native village and came to Kathmandu for higher education. Before enrolling for 10 + 2, he did CMA (a technical medical course for 2 years) and he completed his higher secondary education. Later, he received Bachelor’s degree in Arts from Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus. He also did a three-year diploma course in Theatre from the Gurukul to hone his knowledge and skill in art and theatre. He debuted in drama from “Jaat Sodnu Jogiko” and has so far played in more than two dozen dramas. Karki has succeeded to make a giant leap in theatre as well as film within a short span of time. Karki, who had begun his journey in silver screen with a minor role in Loot, has now become the best actor of Nepali filmdom. His first film ‘Loot’ became a commercial hit. However, ‘Pashupati Prasad”, in which he played the role of ‘Bhasme’, increased his fame to a new height. He has been nicknamed Bhasme after the release of Pashupati Prasad. He has acted in more than a dozen Nepali films and his latest film ‘Jatrai Jatra’ was critically acclaimed movie though he loves ‘Hari’, in which he did the role of character Hari. Directed by Pratik Gurung and Safal KC, Hari was released in 2018. “Hari is my best work,” said Karki. Karki recently played the lead role in “Selfie King” which partially resembles Hollywood movie Joker. However, the story is distinctively different from Joker. Talking about drama, he said that the play needed a narrative to go to the big crowd. “Currently, there is a lack of good drama and plays are made focusing on the old issues. Drama must be diversified and change is the necessity to produce quality dramas,” said Karki. His new movie “Ke Ghar Ke Dera” was to go to the floor soon. However, it was halted due to the deadly coronavirus.