Lata Mangeshkar’s melodious voice defined the music of Hindi cinema for decades. Born on September 28, 1929 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, the legendary singer sang thousands of songs and came to be known as the ‘Nightingale of India’. She breathed her last on February 6. Do you know the name of the actress, who according to Lata Mangeshkar, did most justice to her songs on screen? Tuesday Trivia tells you all about it.
WHEN LATA MANGESHKAR REVEALED THE NAME OF THE HEROINE WHO DID JUSTICE TO HER SONGS ON SCREEN
Lata Mangeshkar’s death came as a heavy loss to entire India. Celebrities including Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, among others, took to social media to pay her emotional tribute. Many actresses had the good fortune of having Lata Mangeshkar sing songs for their films. From Madhubala to Madhuri Dixit, the list includes top actresses of Bollywood.
However, in a Rediff interview with Subhash Jha on her 91st birthday on September 28, 2020, Lata Mangeshkar revealed the name of the actress who she felt had done the optimum justice to her voice on screen. After some hesitation, she took Nutan’s name as she herself was a singer.
Lata Mangeshkar said, “That’s a tough one. Each heroine – from Madhubala and Meena Kumari to Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit – brought something special to my songs. But if you insist on one heroine, I’d have to go with Nutan. She was a singer herself. When she emoted to my songs on screen, she actually sing along.”
Lata’s favorite song picturised on Nutan was Man Mohana Bade Jhoothe from the 1955 film, Seema. “The way she has performed my song Mann Mohana Bade Jhoothe is exemplary,” she said.
LATA MANGESHKAR MADE HER ACTING DEBUT WITH A MARATHI FILM AT THE AGE OF 13
Lata Mangeshkar lived a glorious life and her legacy will live on for years and years. She was just 13 years old when she recorded her first song and her name also appeared on a film poster at that age in 1943. It was a Marathi film, Pahili Mangalgou. Lata acted in around eight films to support her family financially.
Sharing the poster of Pahili Manglagour, a Twitter user wrote, “March 6, 1943 The very first time, the name of 13 year old girl appeared on a Film Poster.. No one knew then, that it would be written on The Sky forever .. #Destiny #LataMangeshkar (sic).”
March 6, 1943
The very first time, the name of 13 year old girl appeared on a Film Poster.. No one knew then, that it would be written on The Sky forever.. #Destiny #LataMangeshkar https://t.co/rtMmh1oGiC pic.twitter.com/XC1lDOLCpr
— Pavan Jha (@p1j) February 7, 2022
Lata Mangeshkar was a gifted singer who could do it all from bhajans to patriotic songs to romantic tracks. For her contribution to Indian music, she received many awards, including the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
India will always remember its Nightingale.
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