Komal Nahta
Komal Nahta

The Monday (December 26) episode of Koimoi.com’s editor, Komal Nahta’s show on ETC Bollywood Business – created quite a furore among the citizens of Nepal who misconstrued an innocuous statement as being motivated and/or factually wrong. Your editor, while giving out the all-India weekend collections of Don 2, mentioned “…not to forget the Nepal territory because Nepal territory is also a part of India…”. Obviously, he was referring to the industry norm of including the Nepal business of films in the India business rather than the Overseas business. Some people in Nepal were up in arms against the channel and the host for what they construed was a blasphemous error. How could the host of the show say that Nepal was part of India, they demanded to know. They, obviously, had viewed the host’s comment out of context and chose to ignore that what was mentioned was in context to film business calculations, not geography.

For Film Biz Purposes Nepal Territory Is Added To India Biz

Probably, most of the Nepali citizens who created a controversy where none existed, weren’t even aware that Nepal is, in fact, counted as part of India for the express purpose of counting the domestic shares of Bollywood films. Some irate citizens of the neighbouring country even wanted to know why the show host had not said that UK, USA and Dubai were part of India. Obviously, you are apt to say, because the business of UK, USA and Dubai is not added to the India figures to arrive at the domestic total. Anyway, matters calmed down when your editor and show host, Komal Nahta, tweeted a long clarification  It must be mentioned here that there were other citizens of Nepal, who understood the context in which Nahta referred to the business of Nepal being included in the business of India.

The December Connection With Nepal

Incidentally, Delhi Times, a Times Of India supplement, carried Nahta’s clarificatory tweet in its edition dated 30th December. An aside: prior to this, Madhuri Dixit and Hrithik Roshan have been at the centre of controversies in relation to Nepal. In 1998, Madhuri had to apologise when she said that Nepal was once a part of India. Again in 2000, Hrithik had to clarify that he had never stated that he hated Nepal and its people. Coincidentally, while Madhuri’s statement was allegedly made on 22nd December, Hrithik is alleged to have angered the Nepalis around 25th Decemer. The day your editor’s controversial show was aired was on 26th December. There’s something about December, right? Dharmendra had also allegedly won the wrath of the people of Nepal around 40 years ago.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. Nepalese people don’t what ever non educated bollywood stars say about nepal cause we know they never attended school and speak anything about nepal. by the way komal did you attend school or in bollywood cause of your father. Hrithik roshan is hakla and madhuri work as house keeper in miami, in usa.

  2. srk need one bighit film which will tuch 150 crore and i think don2 will do this and it will prove that srk is best in the industry

  3. Nepal is not a part of india, yes it’s a part of the world as India. Media people should respect and try to avoid making such statements which would some how hurt the sentiments of other people. Nepal was never a part of India but yes the bond between two countries is very grear and robust. Pakistan can be said as a part of india or vice versa before their partition. So Mr. Komal, please avoid making such comments

  4. when i read his clarification, it was more full of atitude not like an apology. He said “Not to forget, Nepal territory is also a part of India” and tries to clarify it is for business purpose only ” No Doubt why Pakistan and china hates India so much.
    MR.KOMAL NAHTA so called ” trusted trade analyst, host of ETC Bollywood Business & Editor of Film Information” you are not a geographer so please do not comment on Geography . THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU SPEAK

  5. NEPAL IS INDEPENDED COUNTRY..IF ANY COUNTRY TRY TO MAKE NEPAL UNDER HIS CONTROLL….I CAN’T THOUGHT WHAT HAPPEN..BECAUSE WE R BRAVE GORKHALI WHO ALWAYS WANT TO STAY WITH FREEDOM…AN U ALL CAN SEE OUR HISTORY…WE R FREEDOM NO ONE KEPT US UNDER HIS CONTROLL……PROUD TO BE NEPALI AN ME 100% NEPALI..

  6. almost all parts of todays northern india were the parts of nepal long ago.. it was the british who took some territory and added to india.. and the slaves(indians) today now are proud that they have larger kingdom… all the things in india are made by others.. rail route are made by british, historic monuments are made by british… they do nothing…. thats why all the people across the globe hate indians as they are the most mannerless people in the world.

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