Ram Teri Ganga Maili actor gets candid, talks about rumour 'father shot her'text_fields
Mumbai: Bollywood actress Mandakini, popular for her role in the Raj Kapoor movie Ram Teri Ganga Maili, recently appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show along with '80s divas Sangeeta Bijlani and Varsha Usgaonkar. She got candid and spoke about her personal life and rumours that her father had shot her.
When asked why she was not seen in many movies after the success of the iconic film she said: "There were many good films offered after that, and I even signed a few. I shot for the first 10 days and then that director just vanished in thin air. He never returned, I even tried searching for him. Luckily, I had taken an amount in advance for it."
About the rumour, she clarified that they were not true. "There was a news spread that my father shot me. When I reached the sets everybody came to me asking whether I was okay. I had no clue why they were all so concerned about me and later I came to know about the rumour."
Speaking about her personal life, she said her husband is from Himachal Pradesh but did not know any Hindi when they first met. "My mother was from Himachal so we used to go there quite often. I never went to the mountains, so there I met my husband and we got married. When we met for the first time he didn’t know Hindi, so I had to tell his mom and then she would translate it for him. By the time we got married, he learnt Hindi."
Host Kapil Sharma also teased her by saying married men used to hide her pictures in their wallets after Ram Teri Ganga Maili's release. "Everybody knows Mandakini. When her film Ram Teri Ganga Maili was released everybody was moonstruck by her. Married men who would be too scared to put her posters on the wall would hide her photos behind their wives’ pictures. Their wives would ask, ‘There’s a new heroine, Mandakini, did you see her?’ The men would reply, 'No, I haven't'. The wives would respond, 'Neither did I. But when I opened your purse I came to know."
Mandakini was last seen in the 1996 film Zordaar and is now ready to make a comeback. She launched her first single 'Maa O Maa' which also marks the debut of her son Rabbil Thakur.