Lata Mangeshkar is one of the most respected and loved playback singers of the Indian Cinema with a huge fan following. She has sung some really beautiful and iconic songs that still rule people’s hearts, no matter how old they are!
Recently, a woman by the name of Ranu Mondal became an Internet sensation after her video in which she is seen singing Lata Mangeshkar’s “Ek Pyaar Ka Nagma Hai” in her melodious voice went viral.
Gradually she became so famous that she has attended an episode of a singing reality show and has also recorded three songs for Himesh Reshammiya’s movie.
When Lata Mangeshkar was told about Ranu Mondal, the former says that she is happy if someone gets benefited because of her name and work.
However at the same time, she expresses her sense of fear and says that so many new singers sing so beautifully but after tasting success for the first time, they just disappear as she only remembers Sunidhi Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal and has no idea where other talented singers are now.
She says that the aspiring singers can get only short-term success by singing her songs or songs of other old singers such as Mohd. Rafi, Mukesh, Kishore Kumar or Asha Bhosle. She has advised new singers to sing their songs for some time but also try to find their own song.
She also gave the example of her sister Asha Bhosle and said that she decided to make her own identity by singing in her own style. Lata Mangeshkar further said that Asha wouldn’t have been so successful if she did not go out of her shadow.
Some rumours were also doing rounds with regard to Ranu Mondal, such as she has been gifted a Rs 50 lakh flat by Bollywood actor Salman Khan. However a little later, not only Ranu but Salman also made it clear that this rumour is absolutely baseless. It was also said that Salman has offered her a song in “Dabangg 3” but it also turned out to be fake.
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