There has been a lot of history in the making in Nepal recently. To start with, we finally had we had our country’s first female President elected soon after the first female Speaker of the House was designated. Needless to say, the latest changes and such proud moments have been very overwhelming for Nepalese people. However, we are yet to bring a lot more positive changes, one of them is seeing more women being involved in leadership. And based on the very aspiration, USAID and Search for Common Ground Nepal help come up with the television series Singha Durbar which portrays the fictional character of the first female Prime Minister of Nepal, played by Gauri Malla.
After much anticipation and a postponement, the much talked about series was finally launched in the capital on November 3, at QFX Jai Nepal Cinema, Naxal. The event was attended by several members of the show’s cast and crew members as well as respected personalities. Some of among them being the honorable Chief Guest US Ambassador to Nepal Alaina B. Teplitz, Speaker of the House Onsari Gharti Magar, and its director Tsering Rhitar Sherpa. Malla, in her role, also took part in the oath-taking ceremony at the event amidst the audience.
The five-minute summarized version of the Episode 1 ‘Shristi’ and the full Episode 2 ‘Janma’ of the political drama were screened at Tuesday evening’s event. Boasting a stellar cast and few promising new faces, the serial is like nothing we have seen on Nepali television and looks set to set the bar high in the industry. Not to mention, Gauri Malla shines bright as Nepal’s first female Prime Minister. Hopefully, we will get to witness many more of such productions in the future.
Singha Durbar will have its television premier on Nepal Television on November 15, 2015. It will air every Sunday at 8:50 pm and its repeat telecast on Mondays at 2:30 pm.