By LB THAPA FOR THE ROAMING POST
“Even as a primary school level student, I knew what my interest was and what I have to do in my life. In brief I can say that I was
well aware of my aim of life…and it was an art. I desperately wanted to become an artist. I began participating in all kinds of competitions which were held in schools and in my town. I won a few competitions but learnt even more from failures in life” said Shristy with a flicker of smile across her face.
Shristy participated in Miss Global-2011 in which she won the titles like Miss Popular and Miss Beautiful. There were many promising and highly talented girls in the competition. Despite that Shristy won two prestigious titles. This was really not a mean feat of success to an emerging artist like Shristy. After winning the two titles her confidence level elevated. About that time there was a fashion show which was organized in Butwal, where she walked on
the ramp with tremendous confidence. Her performance was appreciated by the judges and audiences. Shristy was declared the 1st runner up in that Designer’s contest in Butwal which was held in 2012.
“I do have equal interest in modeling, acting and designing. I am an artist because modeling and acting are my passion and I have already decided to take up acting and modeling as my career. I do not give much thought for success and failure, because they are part of life. For me important thing is dedication and commitment to my work. Despite all my efforts if I’m unsuccessful that means it was my fault. I immediately look for my faults so that next time I come up with better prepared. In brief, I can say that I always learn a lesson or two from the failure” opined Shristy.
It was a challenging time for her when she was to organize Mr & Miss Tiara-2014. The producers of the programme did also ask her to choreograph the entire event. “The responsibility was frightening one as I had no previous experience at all. However, I took the job as a token of respect shown to my talent and ability. It was time to prove them that they were not wrong by giving me the responsibility of organizing and choreography of the event. Finally my hard work paid off. The entire event was concluded with a scintillating success…and that was both a huge satisfaction and achievement for me as an artist” said Shristy.
Shristy’s next inning of career began with music videos and that also proved highly successful. Her debut music video ‘Sabai le malai grihna gare…’ from Unmad Album was released in 2014. “I played as a model in the series of music videos such as ‘Oh hera…’ (Deshna album), ‘Aauchhau bhani aayenau’, ‘Timro chhati dukhda kheri’ and so on. These were my early attempt in the realm of music videos, but to my great satisfaction these music videos fared well and my popularity further soared up” said Shristy.
When asked about a possible career, scope and future of an artist in Nepal, Shristy plunged into a serious mood and said “There is no doubt that Nepali market is too small. On top we have not reached to a state of professionalism. Even if you see how Kollywood is being operated then you will understand there is all mishmash. Due to lack of technical expertise, technical knowhow and creative vision, today Nepali film industry is floundering like a rudderless boat. It is very sad to hear that many established artists of Nepali cinema have already quitted Kollywood and immigrated abroad in search of a possible livelihood. Many former Miss Nepal have, after initial success, failed to carry on their career in cinema or related field and eventually ended up opening ’boutique shops’. This is the bitter truth of Nepali film industry”.
Shristy believes in not making any plans for future. She thinks that let life take you wherever it leads. Meanwhile, one should be always truthful and hard working and be always positive in life. “I think problems begin when we start making plans. If our plans turn out as we have expected then everything is fine, but if it does not…then what? We plunge into the pit of sadness. This is the reason why I don’t like to make plans for the future. I want to flow like water in a river” said Shristy rather philosophically.
Nowadays we see all people of different professionals form unions and organizations so that they cannot be exploited. However, quite interestingly there are no such organizations of budding artists. As a result, struggling artists are vulnerable and become easy prey at the hands of those people who are dishonest and lecherous.
About the author
LB Thapa is a travel blogger from Nepal. He is also an author and journalist. His books have been published by Nirala Publications, New Delhi, India and Himalayan Maphouse, Kathmandu, Nepal. His books are available on www.amazon.com
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