It was Mandakini’s brother Bhanu who convinced her to return to acting. Bhanu said “When she would visit Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata, I could see that she still has a huge fan following. So, I told her that she must start acting again. She was offered the central role in a serial called ‘Chhoti Sardani’, which Mandakini refused but she suggested Anita Raaj’s name for the role instead.”
Her manager also revealed that Mandakini has expressed her desire to interact with the media at a later date, as right now, she is focussed on identifying her comeback project. She wants to make sure that she chooses the best project for her return to Bollywood.
Mandakini’s last film was in Bengali titled ‘Se Amar Prem’ which released in 2002. In a career spanning 17 years the actress worked in 48 films. Apart from Hindi and Bengali films, she also worked in a handful of Telugu movies.