Kathmandu, Nepal, May 26, 2020: Two actresses became headlines in different media over their comments on recent border dispute between Nepal and India. Nepal born Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala and Nepali actress Barsha Raut became headline for their comments over the issue of border disputes.
As Manish Koirala has been criticized from the Indian media for her re-tweet in Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali’s Tweet expressing her support in the new political map of Nepal. Though Indian media have unnecessarily been criticizing her for her stand in favor of Nepal, many Nepalese nationals have praised her for her nationalist stand.
‘Thank you for keeping the dignity of our small nation...we all are looking forward for a peaceful and respectful dialogue between all three great nations now,’ she had stated in the tweet. Following the widespread comments over her tweet, she has repeatedly been defending her stand in favor of the new political map of Nepal.
However, Nepali actress Raut has been criticized for her comments against of the issuance of new political map. She had expressed worry over the differences emerged with the border disputes. She had stated ‘how will I face my Indian friends and how will Indian friends face me,’ concerning over the disputes surfaced even in the people’s level.
Following the widespread criticism, she had issued another statement admitting her mistaken even reiterating her love and respect for her country. ‘As I am an artist, I am naturally emotional, but I have to stay away from any controversy, she has stated in the statement.