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  • Lata Mangeshkar, MeToo, MeToo movement, #MeToo, Lata Mangeshkar on MeToo movement

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

    Mumbai: 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. Excerpts from the interview:

  • Lata Mangeshkar, Krishna Raj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, death, Krishnaji, Bollywood

    ‘Krishnaji was the power behind the Raj Kapoor throne’ – Lata Mangeshkar

    “Her going brings back flashes of all the times that we shared at Raj Saab (Kapoor)’s recordings. Krishnaji seldom attended these recordings. But Raj Saab made it a point to play our recordings to his wife much before anyone else heard them, just like he would rush to show his films to her first. She’d always call me if she liked a song. And the ones she liked

  • Dinesh Raheja column: My unfinished business with Lata Mangeshkar

    Lata Mangeshkar, who has enjoyed an unparalleled half-century at the top of her profession, turned 89 on September 28. I have interviewed the A to Z of the film industry, from Dilip Kumar to Katrina Kaif, but somehow the opportunity to interview the legendary crooner has never presented itself. I regret not pursuing it earlier, and now she heads my bucket list as an interviewee.

  • Lata Mangeshkar insured her voice? This could be the reason for considering it

    Legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, who turned 89 this year, has garnered fans across the globe for her melodious voice. However, it was recently revealed that she has insured her vocal chords after facing trouble in 1960s. Narrating the incident her brother Hridaynath shared to a news agency that Didi’s voice was breaking and got flat.

  • I don’t want to hear Atif Aslam’s ‘chalte chalte’ song, says Lata Mangeshkar

    Mumbai: For those who revere Lata Mangeshkars “Chalte chalte yuhi koi mil gaya tha”, the mellow ‘mujra’ melody composed by the great Ghulam Mohammed for the mythic Meena Kumaris swan song in “Pakeezah”, the new version of the song by Pakistan singer Atif Aslam for a Bollywood film titled “Mitron”, is a shocker.

  • Lata Mangeshkar clicked a selfie way back in 1950s and this photo is proof

    Although the trend of clicking ‘selfie’ started out in the 20th century, legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar clicked one about 65 years ago. Lata recently posted a photo on her Twitter account, which she claimed was a self-clicked photo of her during 1950’s.

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    Vajpayee Passes Away: Lata Mangeshkar on her bond with Atal Bihari Vajpayee, says lost my father again

    Devastated by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death, Asia’s nightingale Lata Mangeshkar who shared a very close bonding with him, said: “He was like my father. He called me Beti. I called him Dadda. I feel I’ve lost my father all over again. “When I saw the glow on his face, his persuasive oratorical powers and his love for the arts, I was always reminded of my father (the legendary musician-stage

  • Anil Kapoor plays a singer after three decades in FANNEY KHAN

    Even though we have seen Anil Kapoor in some intriguing roles in the past, in Fanney Khan, he will be playing a singer. Incidentally, Anil played a similar role almost three decades ago and if you don’t remember the film, let us remind you that it is for Woh 7 Din. The film also featured Padmini Kolhapure and Naseeruddin Shah.

  • I’d love to sing for Janhvi Kapoor: Lata Mangeshkar

    Mumbai: Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar doesn’t see too many films any more. But she did catch glimpses of Anil Kapoor’s homage to herself in ‘Fanney Khan’, and Boney Kapoor and the late Sridevi’s daughter Janhvis debut film ‘Dhadak’.

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    Mumbai: BJP President Amit Shah meets singer Lata Mangeshkar

    Mumbai: BJP president Amit Shah today held a closed-door assessment meeting of senior party leaders here with the focus on the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and strengthening the cadre in Maharashtra. After attending the meetings, Shah met melody queen Lata Mangeshkar at her home in south Mumbai as part of the party’s “contact for support” campaign.

  • Amit Shah likely to meet Lata Mangeshkar for ‘Sampark Se Samarthan Tak’ campaign

     MUMBAI: BJP president Amit Shah, is likely to meet Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar on July 22, as part of the party’s ‘Sampark Se Samarthan Tak’ campaign. On Monday, Shah is expected to visit Pandharpur and witness the ‘pooja’ of Lord Vitthal. Shah had visited Pune in the first week of June to address the social media team.

  • Sampark for Samarthan: Amit Shah’s meeting with Lata Mangeshkar cancelled after singer takes ill

    Mumbai: BJP President Amit Shah’s scheduled meeting today with melody queen Lata Mangeshkar as part of the party’s “contact for support” campaign was cancelled as she was down with food poisoning. Mangeshkar tweeted in Hindi that she had spoken to Shah over telephone and expressed her inability to meet him since she had suffered food poisoning. She also requested that they can meet during his next visit to Mumbai.

  • Juhi Chawla, Cloud 9, Lata Mangeshkar, Juhi Chawla receives special gift from Lata Mangeshkar, Nightgale of India, legendary singer

    Juhi Chawla on ‘Cloud 9’ after receiving special note from Lata Mangeshkar

    Juhi Chawla may not be seen in the movies too often but the actress continues to be extremely passionate about various social causes. Many of her counterparts, participate, promote and extend support to philanthropy. Juhi too, in the past, has raised her voice for environmental issues, plastic usage and many hazards. While the actress has been contributing to the cause selflessly, this sudden appreciation from a living

  • “It’s Lataji’s songs and cigarettes which have kept me going these months”, says Sanjay Leela Bhansali

    It is astonishing what adversity can do to you. It has been 8 long painful and mortifying months now, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the master of epic sagas like Devdas and Bajirao Mastani which have made insane amounts of money while asserting the director’s place as the only true successor to the epic filmmakers K Asif, Mehboob Khan, V Shantaram and Raj Kapoor. For the past months while my dear friend Sanjay

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