Mandakini Comeback: Dawood Ibrahim was like a black spot in Mandakini’s arm, after 26 years the mother was forced in front of her son’s insistence

Whenever there is talk of actress Mandakini, one remembers the film ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’ and at the same time that scene also starts floating in the eyes when Mandakini was taking a bath under the waterfall in a white dress. The film was a super hit and this waterfall scene was associated with Mandakini forever. Raj Kapoor launched Mandakini with ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’. Mandakini became an overnight star from the film and did a few more films after that. But then Mandakini disappeared from the film industry. But now the same Mandakini is returning to the screen after 26 years. Yes, Mandakini will be seen in a new song ‘Maa O Maa’. Mandakini is making a comeback with this song, her son Rabbil Thakur is also debuting.

The story of Mandakini from becoming a star to being anonymous

How did Mandakini become a star? How was she discovered by Raj Kapoor for his film? What was her relationship with Dawood Ibrahim like? And why did she leave the film industry? In this article we are going to tell you all.

Named Yasmin Joseph, born in Meerut

Born in Meerut, Mandakini’s childhood name was Yasmin Joseph. He had nothing to do with films far and wide. However, the dream of becoming an actress was definitely growing in my mind. When Mandakini came to Bombay with this dream, she had to struggle a lot. Many producers and filmmakers rejected him from films. Finally Raj Kapoor’s eyes fell on Mandakini and he decided to cast her in ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’.

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Read: Dawood Ibrahim came as a canker in Mandakini’s life, had to leave Bollywood 26 years ago due to don

Mandakini instead of Dimple Kapadia, ruckus over the waterfall scene
Raj Kapoor was earlier making this film with Dimple Kapadia. It is said that he had also done a little shoot for this film with Dimple. But Raj Kapoor was looking for a new face who is absolutely innocent and the hilly surroundings were reflected in his gestures. Mandakini got ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’ and the film was a blockbuster as soon as it was released. However, in this film there was a lot of ruckus on the waterfall scene of Mandakini. Under the waterfall, Mandakini was seen in only white sari, from which her breasts were clearly visible. There was a lot of controversy about this scene then. This scene was described as very bold according to the 80s.

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Name associated with Dawood Ibrahim, career ruined

Well, the controversy didn’t make much difference to Mandakini’s career. Mandakini worked in more films further in her career, but she could not get stardom like her debut film. Mandakini made her debut in films in 1985 and after a few years her name was linked with Don Dawood Ibrahim. It is said that from the day Dawood Ibrahim stepped into Mandakini’s life, Mandakini’s career started getting affected. The discussion about something going on between Mandakini and Dawood Ibrahim started when some pictures of both of them surfaced from a cricket stadium in Dubai in 1994.

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Dawood used to threaten filmmakers for Mandakini?
The pictures spread like fire and there was talk in the entire industry that Mandakini is having an affair with Dawood Ibrahim. It also started having an effect on the career of the actress. It is said that Dawood Ibrahim was mortified by the beauty of Mandakini. He started threatening the filmmakers to get Mandakini films. Because of this, the filmmakers started shying away from signing Mandakini. It is said that Dawood Ibrahim used to dominate Bollywood at that time. Many Bollywood stars were then seen in the parties held here. When Dawood Ibrahim’s name also came up in the Mumbai blasts and the police was investigating the case, Mandakini was also questioned. The stain on Mandakini’s career and image because of Dawood was never removed.

Read: ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’ actress Mandakini, making a comeback after 26 years, had given up acting after marriage with a Buddhist monk

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Mandakini had to pay a heavy price, left the industry in 1996

It is not known whether Mandakini was obsessed with Dawood Ibrahim, but due to her association with a don, she had to pay a heavy price in her career. About this, Mandakini told in an interview to ‘Mid Day’ in 2010 that the matter with Dawood is in the past and she would never want to talk about him. She has already suffered a lot because of this.

Married in 1990, Mandakini has a son and a daughter

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Mandakini married a Buddhist monk in 1990, despite her name being linked to Dawood and career was ruined. Mandakini left the film industry in 1996 and started living a normal life. That husband Dr. Kagyur lives in Mumbai with T. Rinpoche Thakur and runs a Tibetan Yoga Center. Mandakini has a son Rabbil Thakur and a daughter. Daughter’s name is Inaya. While son Rabbil Thakur is debuting in acting, not much information has been found about the daughter. Although Mandakini and her husband have shared many pictures of the daughter on Instagram.

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