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Friday, 18 October 2019 12.07 PM IST

‘She is elder to me, I will always be her junior’, Ranu Mondal on Lata Mangeshkar’s comment

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Ranu Mondal, the new internet sensation talks about her idol Lata Mangeshkar and her reactions to her sudden fame.

Ranu gained popularity after her video singing Lata’s Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai went viral online. Asked about the same, Lata had said, “Agar mere naam aur kaam se kissiko bhala hota hai toh main apne-aap ko khush-kismat samajhti hoon (If anyone gets benefited from my name and work then I feel fortunate). But I also feel imitation is not a reliable and durable companion for success. By singing my songs or Kishoreda’s (Kumar), or (Mohd) Rafi Saab’s, or Mukesh Bhaiyya or Asha’s (Bhosle) numbers, aspiring singers can get short-term attention. But it won’t last.”

“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,” the 90-year-old singer said.

Reacting to the comments, Ranu in an interview said as far age is concerned, I was younger to her and will always remain her junior. I have loved Lataji’s voice since childhood.

Reacting to Lata’s comments, Himesh Reshammiya recently said at an event, “I feel we have to see in which connotation Lata ji has made that statement. I feel when you start copying another singer then it doesn’t work that well. But I also feel that taking an inspiration from someone else is really important”

Ranu also reacted to reports of Salman Khan gifting her a flat worth Rs 50 lakh. “I have not received any gift, had he made an announcement or talked about, I would have thought that I got the house as a gift. Had he gifted it to me, he would have made an announcement in front of everyone.”

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