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Bollywood Star Spends Honeymoon in Finland's Forests

Famed Bollywood star Manisha Koirala has ventured into Finland's forests for her honeymoon. Koirala, who is part of a powerful Nepalese political family, says she's impressed by Finland's nature.

Manisha Koirala ja Samrat Dahal suomalaisessa kesämaisemassa Sievissä.
Image: YLE / Kia-Frega Prepula

Koirala's wedding in Nepal last month was a boisterous affair attended by numerous guests from the business, political and entertainment worlds.

She and her new husband, businessman Samrat Dahal, decided to change the pace with a relaxing honeymoon in Sievi, central Finland. Koirala says she jumped on board when her husband suggested Finland as a honeymoon destination.

"I said, 'Yeah, why not?'. Something new, something different. I am really enjoying every bit," says Koirala.

The couple is taking advantage of the Finnish outdoors by canoeing, rambling in forests, and taking sauna.

Koirala is a member of a well-known Nepalese political family. Her grandfather and great uncles served as prime minister, and her father was a minister. Her aunt, Sujata Koirala, is Nepal’s current foreign minister and travelled to Finland last spring.

Manisha Koirala has worked as a Bollywood actress for around twenty years. Now she is also a UN goodwill ambassador working to improve the status of women and children in Nepal. She says change takes time.

"It's going take awhile. It's a long battle, but at least there many people working, and I'll be one of them."

The couple will make their home in Katmandu.

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