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Morgan Freeman visits Nepal

"Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman in Kathmandu"

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Morgan Freeman visits Nepal

Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman visits Nepal. Freeman is in Nepal to shoot TV series ‘The Story of God’ for the National Geographic Channel. The visit has otherwise been kept low-key with no information dispensed to the media.

According to the National Geographic Channel website, the TV series will try to understand the view of people across the world on religion, belief, and God. Morgan, 81, was seen visiting Jain Bhawan of Kamal Pokhari, former living goddess (Kumari), temples, and former royal palace museums.

Freeman has acted in many acclaimed movies like Going in Style, Invictus, Street Smart, Glory, The Redemption, Bruce Almighty, etc. Mr. Freeman is an American actor, producer, and narrator, who won an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor with Million Dollar Baby (2004), and he has received Oscar nominations for his performances in Street Smart (1987), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), and Invictus (2009).

We expect the visit of such a high profile Hollywood actor to support the promotion of Nepal’s tourism

Nepal as Filimig destination

Nepal is a Himalayan country, has tremendous attractions to capture in films. The diverse culture, wide ethnicity and religious faiths coexist in harmony. Nepalese society has a religious tolerance that respects every next with faith and respect. Since, the dawn of democracy in 1950, it started welcoming the filmmakers as a naturally and culturally worthful destination. In course, several foreign movies have been filmed within Nepal. Those movies either carries the local story or part of the stories.

Hare Ram Hare Krishna was a Bollywood movie that recorded the Hippie Era of Nepalese tourism and also introduced the UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley. Similarly, the famous superstar of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachhan played the movie Khuda Gawa was filmed in the Mustang region of Western Nepal in 1991. However, the movie does not disclose the exact filming location of Mustang in the movie.

Besides that, there are some Oscar-nominated movies filmed in Nepal. They carry some message of Nepal to the world and largely helped in the promotion of Nepal’s tourism.

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