Hyderabad: Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar has responded to the viral video of Bollywood's new sensation, Ranu Mandal.
"If anyone benefits from my name and work, I feel fortunate. But, I do not approve of the imitation singing. Imitating may give instant fame. But, it is not reliable and durable. I have met several singers, kids who work hard. I hope everyone is identified for their voice", Lata Mangeshkar opined.
Lata Ji also spoke about Asha Bhosle, her sister who was also identified for her voice. "If Asha had relied on imitating me, she would forever be in my shadow", commented Lata.
Ranu Mondal rose to fame when she was spotted singing Lata Mangeshkar's song "Ek Pyaar Ka Nagma Hai" on a railway platform earlier. Though she looked rugged, her sweet voice drew the attention of the nation. The video went viral overnight which has now lead to a promising career for Ranu Mondal as a playback singer.
Ranu Mondal recently recorded a song for Himesh Reshammiya and has drawn huge attention and questions on what her next move might be. Contrary to the huge fame she has earned, there are rumours regarding her daughter. There were other rumours circling that stated that Salman had gifted Ranu with gifts, which turned out to be false.
The latest development about the singer's career is that she is to record yet another song composed by Himesh Reshammiya. Himesh took to his social media platforms to make an official announcement regarding the same. "Production of the song is in progress, this is just a scratch / thank you, dear people, of the globe, for bringing this unadulterated smile on Ranu Ji's face, her versatility and confidence is growing with each song. The recreation of Aashiqui Mein Teri from happy hardy and heer is proof, lots of love, wishing all of you a very Happy Ganesh Chaturthi", wrote Himesh.