Veteran actor Mandakini made her movie debut within the 1985 release Mera Saathi. But it was together with her second film–Raj Kapoor’s Ram Teri Ganga Maili–that she discovered fame. In a brand new interview, Mandakini has mentioned that in these days actors used to get ₹1-1.5 lakh for the complete movie. Also Read: Mandakini on her breastfeeding scene in Ram Teri Ganga Maili: ‘It was nothing compared to what happens today’
After her breakthrough position in Ram Teri Ganga Maili reverse Rajiv Kapoor, Mandakini went on to work in a number of movies over the following few years earlier than taking a break after her marriage within the early Nineteen Nineties. Her final release was Zordaar in 1996. Last month, she launched her first single Maa O Maa, which additionally marks the debut of her son Rabbil Thakur.
In a brand new interview with Pinkvilla, Mandakini mentioned, “During those days heroines were not very much in demand. They were just used only for a few songs and romantic scenes.” She added, “When we used to work in films, we used to earn around ₹1- 1.5 lakh for the full film.”
Last month in an interview with Hindustan Times when Mandakini was requested about her comeback after 26 years with Maa O Maa track, she mentioned, “It was on my mind for a long time that my kids are old enough now and I can get back to work. I was thinking about all this when I met Saajan. We have known each other since our younger days. We have known each other since the time we first came to Bombay. Our association is old, he liked the fact that I wanted to make a comeback and he came up with the idea immediately, on the spot. Besides, it is a sweet song with good music and lyrics. I thought it would be good. Films may take time – you choose subjects and listen to story etc, a song is a song. The song also talks about mother’s sentiments. So I just decided to go with it. It is better to start with a smaller project after so long.”
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