Mumbai: Music composer Himesh Reshammiya recently said that Internet sensation Ranu Mondal is inspired by Lata Mangeshkar and has not done a “straight copy” of the legendary singer’s work. Mondal became a popular name after her video, singing Ek pyaar ka naghma hai, at a railway platform, went viral. Recently, Mangeshkar was quoted as saying that aspiring singer will only get short term success if imitate the works of yesteryear legends. Reshammiya said Mangeshkar’s comments must be taken in the right context. “She has been inspired by Lata ji but no one can become a legend like her. She is the best. Meaning of Lata ji’s comment was that you can get inspired, it’s a good thing, but it’s not necessary to (do a) straight copy. Which she anyway hasn’t done,” he told reporters.
October 18, 2019