Revealed: Mandakini's husband is the iconic Murphy baby
How do we better remember Mandakini? As the controversial actress, who had a relationship with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Or through that waterfall bathe where she revealed her breasts in a transparent white saree in ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’.
Well we can also remember her as the wife of Kagyur Tulku Rinpoche. Before you say who Rinpoche is, let us explain. He is the cute little toddler who featured in the print ads of Murphy Radio. Murphy Radio was a British manufacturer of radios and televisions based in Welwyn Garden City, England. Murphy Radio was founded in 1929 by Frank Murphy and E.J. Power as a volume manufacturer of home radio sets.
He too like his wife did not have much fame thereafter. He is a monk now, who has spent 20 years in a monastery.
Rinpoche however doesn’t remember that ad. In an interaction with Mid Day news he said, “I was three years old and used to reside in Manali. Everyone in Manali knew about the ad. The makers wanted me in the ad, as the original Murphy baby who was a girl had died. They were looking for someone identical.” He though cherishes that ad very much. As he said, “It was such an iconic ad that even today when I tell some people they remember the baby and are surprised that it was me.”
Mandakini married Rinpoche in 1990. She at present runs a Tibetan Yoga class. She also helps him with the Tibetan medicine from their Tibetan Herbal Center. After ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’ Mandakini did not taste much of success . She acted in ‘Dance Dance’ with Mithun Chakravarthy and ‘Pyaar kar ke dekho’ with Govinda. But they were not that successful. Her last film, was ‘Zordaar’, way back in 1996 . After that films setback, she left acting. The two shifted to Mumbai 17 years ago.
now she is finalizing on making a movie on the Tibetan people in exile, along with
husband Rinpoche. Tibet also called as the roof of the world is grueling under
Chinese occupation, causing the indigenous people to flee their land. Rinpoche
wants to bring these issues in his film. He said he has been doing a research
on this for three years now. He is going to use his monastery experience in the
movie. He said to Mid Day, “We are casting for the film right now. Once that is
done, we will take the film on the floors.”