Do you know that Lata Mangeshkar began working when solely 12? And that the KL Saigal fan was blown away by his movie Devdas (1936)? Properly, one particular person had a ringside view of the legendary singer’s journey, struggles and successes — her youthful sister, Meena Mangeshkar-Khadikar.
“My most joyous recollections of Didi are from her childhood, one which was taken away from her. We’re solely two years aside. So, I’ve grown up near her. I clearly keep in mind her laughs, songs, and what all she did as a toddler,” she says.
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Speaking of Mangeshkar’s childhood, might the singer have loved it extra if she hadn’t began working at such a younger age? “I really feel, had our father (Grasp Deenanath Mangeshkar) not handed away so early, Didi would have been a classical singer and her path would have been totally different. Our dad and mom have been conventional. So, they may have married her off. And perhaps, she’d have had a household and youngsters. If he was there, the whole lot — together with all our lives — would have been totally different,” feels the singer.
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The 88-year-old calls all of it “God’s will”. “I really feel when God provides you the whole lot, he additionally takes away a number of issues. Didi acquired the whole lot — identify, fame, cash — however she couldn’t have a household. However like a implausible sister and daughter, Didi ne apni sabhi zimmedariyan bahut acchi tarah se nibhayin hain,” she provides.
Meena is about to launch the Hindi model of her biography of her sister, Didi Aur Primary. The ebook’s Marathi authentic, titled Mothi Tichi Savali, was launched final 12 months. Mangeshkar, who turns 90 at present, will launch the ebook at her residence. “Since it’s about Didi, I would be the happiest if it’s launched in all languages. I saved considering what I ought to reward my sister. Then, I used to be like, ‘I gave the ebook’s Marathi model to didi on her final birthday. Now, let me reward the Hindi one, and remind her of her childhood over again. I can’t consider a greater reward,” provides Khadikar.
With biopics the order of the day, what a couple of biopic on her sister, after the ebook? “Didi isn’t in favour of it,” Khadikar provides with a smile.
Why has Lata Mangeshkar stopped singing? “Nobody is aware of, however about 10 days again, she recorded a track for a Marathi film. She doesn’t sing a lot now, particularly for movies. She takes up a track provided that the lyrics and music are good. Music is her life. However she doesn’t get pleasure from at present’s movie songs a lot because of the lyrics and heavy-duty beats,” reveals Meena Mangeshkar-Khadikar.
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Sep 28, 2019 09:34 IST