Mario Miranda: Miss Rajni Nimbupani misses you!

Posted Tue, December 13, 2011 5:57pm IST

The iconic cartoonist passed away on December 11, and the exotic – and pretty realistic – Bollywood character he created doesn’t know what to do now…

Remember Miss Rajni Nimbupani? No, she doesn’t have anything to do with Superstar Rajinikanth. For those of you born in the 1990s, she was a bootilicious babe inspired by Bollywood and created by Mario Miranda. We have some of her older pictures for you and, believe you us, if you look at them you’ll think Vidya Balan and her dirty act in The Dirty Picture are not in the least bit sexy! Cartoonist Mario wanted Rajni Nimbupani to be sexy and saucy, and he made sure she got rid of the extra pounds when she came back after her much-needed break in some faraway exotic location. Sadly, the only other Bollywood connection that the iconic Goan artist had was a Hindi film shot in his home. Yes, Shyam Benegal’s Trikaal, starring Leela Naidu and Naseeruddin Shah, was shot in Mario’s heritage house in Goa. Wethinks a film will be made on this great soul one day – or it should be. And Rajni is hopeful she will star in it, now that she is on her way to becoming a veteran as well! And with Mario gone, she doesn’t know what to do with her life now – besotted as she was with him. Can we help? Sadly, no, ‘coz we miss him too….