Ranu Mondal took the internet by storm when a video of his singing of Lata Mangeshkar‘s song ‘Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai’ went viral. As the video spread like a fire on social media, the woman made her Bollywood debut with Himesh Reshammiya‘s upcoming film, ‘Happy Hardy and Heer’.
Sometime back, Salman Khan was rumored to have given him a flat after being impressed by his voice in a viral video. Finally, Superstar cleared the air at a recent event.
Reacting to the reports, the superstar told IANS, “This is false news. Even I have heard it. There is no credit for what I have not done. I have not done anything like that.”
A Navbharat Times report quoted him as saying, “I did not ask anyone to help me and I will not ask Salman Khan for any help. First of all, when I heard these rumors, I got I thought it might be true or not. I had also heard him gifting a red car, there were many of them. But, I would have trusted the news if Salman had contacted me directly. ”
When the veteran singer was asked about Ranu’s claim to fame by singing her song, she had said, “Agar mere naam aur kaam se kisika bhala hota hai toh main apne-aap ko khush-kismat samajhti hoon (If anyone benefits from my name and work, I feel fortunate). “But I also feel imitation is not a reliable and durable companion for success. By singing my songs or Kishoreda’s (Kumar), or (Mohd) Rafi Saab’s, or Mukesh Bhaiyya or Asha’s (Bhosle) numbers, aspiring singers can get short-term attention. But it won’t last.”
When asked about it, she had said, “Lataji ki umar ke hisab se mai choti thi, hu aur aage ja kar bhi rahungi.. Bachpan se unka awaz pasand hai. (As far as age is concerned, I am younger to her and will always remain her junior. I have loved Lataji’s voice since childhood).”