EXCLUSIVE: Mandakini recalls first meeting with Raj Kapoor, reveals he was happy to see her in Indian attire

'80s diva Mandakini opened up about her interesting first meeting with Raj Kapoor in an exclusive chat with Pinkvilla!

Updated on Sep 13, 2022 05:33 PM IST  |  90.2K
EXCLUSIVE: Mandakini recalls first meeting with Raj Kapoor, reveals he was happy to see her in Indian attire
EXCLUSIVE: Mandakini recalls first meeting with Raj Kapoor, reveals he was happy to see her in Indian attire

Mandakini was one of the most gorgeous stars in Bollywood of her time. She rose to fame with Raj Kapoor's film Ram Teri Ganga Maili. Be it her looks or acting skills, everything won the hearts. The film released in 1985 was Raj Kapoor’s final film and starred his late son Rajiv Kapoor in the lead role. Well, the veteran actress enjoys a huge fan following even today and in a recent chat with Pinkvilla, she recalled her first meeting with Raj Kapoor.

When asked if she remembers her first meeting with Raj Kapoor, Mandakini instantly says Yes. She said, “He was sitting in his cottage. It used to be a small cottage in RK Studios. Wo unka ek special room hota tha jaha wo sab special meeting karte the. (He had a special room where he used to have all the special meetings.) To humlog wahi first time mile the. My sister was there, my father was there with me and the first thing he asked me was ‘chote bhaai behen hai ghar pe?’ I said ‘ha hai, I have a younger brother and a younger sister.’ He asked, ‘god me liya hai unko kabhi, khilaya hai?’ I said ‘of course. Like we are coming from small town jaha pe close family hoti hai aur aap chote bachcho ko pura din god me sambhalte ho, khelte ho.’ Then he said ok. So this one thing he wanted to know. And I was wearing a churidar so he was very happy ki I am wearing an Indian dress. He said, “agar tum kuch aur pehen kar aati, jeans ya t-shirt to mujhe bilkul pasand nahi aata. He said he wanted somebody homely.”

Meanwhile, on the work front, Mandakini has made a comeback after several years. The actress has been featured in a beautiful music video titled ‘Maa O Maa’. The teaser of the song was recently released on the Filmy Clap Desi Music YouTube channel. Mandakini has made a comeback to Bollywood after almost two decades. She was last seen in the film Zordaar in 1996. This time, she is seen sharing screen space with her son Rabbil Thakur on the screen. The video is directed by Sajan Agarwal. 

ALSO READ: Mandakini makes a comeback with Sajan Agarwal’s new music video titled ‘Maa O Maa’; WATCH

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Anonymous
Sep 14, 2022 02:08 PM
Really liked your performance in Ram teri ganga Mali.
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Anonymous
Sep 13, 2022 10:40 PM
what a gem. People like Rajkapoor exported young girls sexually. Having bathing scene in water in white sari without blouse and breast feeding scene for a young girl is as good as exploration.
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Anonymous
Sep 13, 2022 07:52 PM
Nice to see your interview Mandakini
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Anonymous
Sep 13, 2022 05:18 PM
Why is this woman in news?
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