Internet sensation Ranu Mondal, who became popular on social media after her video crooning legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar's "Ek Pyaar Ka Nagma Hai" at a railway platform went viral, the legendary singer and India's nightingale Lata Mangeshkar in an interview said that she feels fortunate if anyone is being benefited from her name and work but also feels that 'imitation is not reliable and durable companion for success'.
Reacting to this comment of Lata Mangeshkar, Apurva Asrani who won a National Award in 2001 for Best Editing for Snip! (a bilingual comedy directed by Sunhil Sippy), took to his Twitter handle and wrote that the Lata ji's statement lacked 'grace'. Read his full tweet below -
As per media reports, Lata Mangeshkar said that by singing her song, or Kishore Kumar's song or Mohammad Rafi's song aspiring singers can get short-term attention, but it won't last. Lata Mangeshkar reported further advised aspiring singers to be original and find their own song. She said while one should definitely sing the evergreen songs by her and her colleagues, after a point of time they should have their own individuality.
“So many children sing my songs so beautifully. But how many of them are remembered after the first flush of success? I only know of Sunidhi Chauhan and Shreya Ghosal. Be original. By all means, sing the evergreen songs by me and my colleagues. But after a point the singer must seek and find his or her own song," Lata Mangeshkar said in a media interaction.
Lata Mangeshkar gave an example of her own sister-veteran singer Asha Bhosle and said that had not she insisted on singing in her own style, she would have remained in her shadow forever. Lata Mangeshkar said that Asha Bhosle is the biggest example of how far individuality can take one's talent to.
Mondal's video was shared on a Facebook page called 'BarpetaTown The place of peace' on July 28. The video has collected over four million till now. Music composer-actor Himesh Reshammiya has recorded a song titled "Teri Meri Kahani" with Mondal. He revealed that the song will feature in his upcoming film "Happy Hardy and Heer".
"All your our dreams can come true if we have the courage to peruse them. A positive attitude can really make dreams come true. Thanks for all your love and support," the composer-singer captioned the video shot during his recording session with Ranu. "Happy Hardy and Heer" is produced by EYKA Films and HR Musik Limited.
(With PTI inputs)
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