Tag Archives: Lata Mangeshkar

Tune overpowers the lyrics: Gulzar

By Arundhuti Banerjee It was a rare victory when wordsmith Gulzar and composer A.R. Rahman were awarded the Best Original Song Oscar for “Jai ho” from the film “Slumdog Millionaire”. After 10 years of the special moment, the legendary lyricist …

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Nobody could mess around with me, get away with it: Lata Mangeshkar

Nobody could mess around with me, get away with it: Lata Mangeshkar

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar believes every woman must be given the dignity she deserves. In the midst of the #MeToo wave in India, she says nobody could mess around with her and get away with it. By-Subhash K. Jha Excerpts …

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Raj Kapoor had paid Rs 500 to Lata for her first song

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Lata Mangeshkar on her association with Raj Kapoor Presented here is an exclusive extract from “Raj Kapoor: The One And Only Showman” where noted singer Lata Mangeshkar writes on her association with the late actor. It was sometime in 1948 …

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Dilip Kumar turns 95, B-Town prays for his long life

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From Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bachchan to younger talent like Farhan Akhtar and Riteish Deshmukh — celebrities from the film world on Monday wished the legendary Dilip Kumar good health and a long life on his 95th birthday. Dilip Kumar …

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Bhandarkar open to idea of film on soldier’s life

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Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, known for movies like “Chandni Bar”, “Traffic Signal” and “Fashion” which attempt to reflect reality, says he would love to make a film on a soldier’s life provided it is on a big canvas. Bhandarkar along with …

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Javed Akhtar: Earning appreciation as song writer not easy

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Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar says today it is not easy for a songwriter to earn appreciation for his work. Akhtar was conferred the Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award here on Thursday. “Today, it’s not easy for a songwriter to earn appreciation …

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Raj Thackeray’s ‘Happy Birthday, Bachchan’ with caricatures

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Cartoonist and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray on Wednesday paid a unique tribute to Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on the actor’s 75th birthday. Thackeray has sketched a bouquet of six endearing caricatures of Bachchan on his Platinum birthday, detailing …

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Dr. Prabha Atre to be honoured with Lifetime Achivement Award

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To celebrate the creative spirit of its Founder President, Aditya Vikram Birla and in his memory, the Sangit Kala Kendra has instituted Awards that recognise excellence in the performing arts. These awards – Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar Puraskar and the …

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Lata Mangeshkar always feels Kishore Kumar’s absence

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Lata Mangeshkar recalls her first song with Kishore Kumar, ‘Ye kaun aaya re’; says she always feels his absence Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, among other celebrities, paid tribute to late singer Kishore Kumar on his 88th birth anniversary on Friday, …

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