I do not mind getting back to the industry: Jharana Bajracharya
A conversation with Jharana Bajracharya
Jharana Bajracharya Rashid is a notable name in the Nepali movie industry. She was crowned Miss Nepal at an early age of 16 in 1997 and since then, has appeared in several movies, music videos and advertisements. She even made her way into Bollywood and starred in Hindi film ‘Love in Nepal’. Four years back, she moved to Malaysia and is happily married to Rahul Agrawal with a son, Ishaan.
Prajwalla Dahal talks with Jharana Bajracharya Rashid about her life, career, child, marriage and future plans.
- What are you doing these days?
Right now, I am a full-time mother and I cannot think of anything else to do. I am working out, trying to get back in shape and most importantly, I am being a mother.
- How has being a mother changed your life?
My perception of bearing a child and being a mother has drastically changed.
This is a beautiful and emotional journey with tons of responsibility along the road. I feel complete now.
- Where and how did you meet your husband?
I met Rahul on the set of ‘Safe Landing’. He was the producer of the film and I was an actor. In the beginning, we had a very professional yet friendly relationship. Gradually, that relationship nurtured into love and we started dating. We dated for four years before we got married, we have a child now! (Smiles)
- Since you are the youngest Miss Nepal, what changes have you observed in the pageant then and now?
When I was crowned Miss Nepal, we didn’t have much media exposure which girls these days have. The girls are much smarter than those days. Even the questions and the judging pattern seem to have boosted up with time.
- You practice meditation also, can you tell us about it?
I practice both meditation and yoga. I had even started a meditation center, ‘Meditation Kuala Lumpur’ in Malaysia but after being a mother, I haven’t been able to continue it. Being a mother, I hardly get time for Yoga but I haven’t given up on meditation. I sit back, close my eyes, and calm my body and mind.
- You starred in a Bollywood movie, ‘Love in Nepal’, what differences did you find between Bollywood and our movie industry?
When I did ‘Love in Nepal’, Nepali industry wasn’t technically equipped. Bollywood movies were far better than ours. Things are different now; we are as good as any industry in the world. The commercial movies have evolved to be outstanding and it impresses me a lot.
- Do you have any plans on returning to the movie industry?
Right now, I cannot think of it as I am totally busy with my child. But, it doesn’t mean that I am not willing at all.
I do not mind getting back to the industry after I lose weight and get some free time.