When Lata Mangeshkar took Kishore Kumar’s interview, told an interesting anecdote of the first meeting
Lata Mangeshkar had interviewed Kishore Kumar
Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar both had a lot of respect for each other. This is the reason why Lata Mangeshkar agreed to interview Kishore Kumar for an Indian television program based in New York.
Kishore Kumar- Lata Mangeshkar’s first meeting
During the interview, when asked about his favorite music director, he talks about his first meeting with Lata. He said, when I entered the industry – do you remember Lata, how did you and I first meet?
One day we were traveling in the same train. You saw me, I saw you; You landed in Malad, I landed in Malad; You sat in a thong, I sat in a carriage; You reached Bombay Talkies, so did I. You were convinced that I was following you. You (music director) had come with Khemchand Prakash to record the song, and so did I. The film was stubborn.”
performing together on stage
Tell me, how do you like performing on stage with me? Just the truth, please.
Kishore Kumar-Looks great. I’m only worried about one thing, you are very reserved and I am a clown, so I often wonder if I am offending you.
I was an actor before I became a singer
To this Lata Mangeshkar said, Yes, I cannot run around and sing. So Kishore Kumar said, No, Lata, your style is perfect for you. Since I was an actor before I became a singer, the audience expects me to gesture, dance, and I try to give them double the joy!
Kishore Kumar’s last wish
Lata Mangeshkar-Do you think you are happy now?
Kishore Kumar-I am very happy. I don’t want anything by the grace of God. If I want anything, I just have to go back home, home is Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh. I hear it’s calling me. This will be my last wish. K L Sehgal had the same wish and he too returned to his native place.
Fee used to take 1 rupee less than Lata Mangeshkar
It is worth mentioning that Kishore Kumar believed and respected Lata Mangeshkar a lot. Kishor used to ask the producer how much fee he was paying to Lata even before recording the song and whatever money was paid, he used to demand Re 1 less from Lata.
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