Mumbai, May 23 : Several Bollywood personalities are likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi and his cabinet at Rashtrapati Bhavan Monday, according to sources.
Among the prominent names, who have reportedly been invited, is Lata Mangeshkar who in January this year blessed Modi in Mumbai and wished him all success in his endeavours.
Others include superstar Salman Khan, who met Modi in Ahmedabad during the kite flying festival for a film promotion a few months ago.
Mumbai, July 1 : Participants of singing reality show "Indian Idol Junior" have impressed Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar so much that she feels it would be unfair to choose just one winner.
Anmol Jaswal, Nirvesh Sudhanshubhai Dave, Debanjana Karmakar, Sonakshi Kar, Akash Sharma, Anjana Padmanabhan, Aryan Das, Priyam Borpatra Gohain, Sankalp Yaduwanshi, Eman Chaudhar and Sugandha Amol Date are vying for the title.
The 83-year-old shared her views through her tweets on the microblogging site Twitter.
Mumbai, April 24 : Condoling the death of legendary playback singer Shamshad Begum, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said the industry had lost its "golden voice", while Lata Mangeshkar remembered her as a "nice and happy soul".
Shamshad Begum, who had been ailing for the past few months, died Tuesday. She was 94.
"The golden voice of Shamshad Begum, playback singer of great eminence in some of the most historic film songs... now silent... RIP," Big B tweeted.
Mumbai, April 9 : After recording songs for more than 1,000 films in 36 languages in a career span of seven decades, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar says she now feels out of place in the Indian movie industry.
"Cinema has changed a lot from the times when we used to work. I will not say that it's not good, but I don't fit into it. If I would sing in any film today, then I don't think I will be able to sing it beautifully," said the 83-year-old singer here Monday at an event organised to announce the recipients of Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards.
Mumbai, March 18 : If we get to hear Lata Mangeshkar's evocative "Lag ja gale se" in the stunning sequel to "Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster", it comes with a heavy price. Film producers are poised for a battle with the music company which own the copyrights of over 95 percent of the vintage film songs.
Mumbai, Jan 13 : Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar's music company LM MUSIC was launched here Sunday by Pandit Jasraj, Amitabh Bachchan and Nita Ambani at a star-studded function here.
Bollywood celebrities like Sridevi, Boney Kapoor, Madhur Bhandarker, Alka Yagnik, and Mahalakshmi Iyer were among those present.
Amitabh wished all the luck to the new label. "I am too small in front of all the dignitaries present here.... best wishes to LM MUSIC and I wish the company also becomes a precious stone like Lata," he said
Mumbai, Dec 28 : Veteran Bollywood playback singer Lata Mangeshkar launched her annual calendar in Mumbai, which has a wide array of anecdotes about the leading actresses she has sung for.
Each month in the calendar ''Humsafar 2013'' has a photograph of an actress Mangeshkar has worked with, besides a short paragraph on her experience with the actresses.
Mangeshkar, who appeared in public after a hiatus, humoured mediapersons and interacted with audiences, who have been eagerly awaiting her next album.
She wished for a great year ahead, full of prosperity and joy.
Mumbai, Dec 28 - Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who has sung for almost every leading Bollywood actress since she entered the industry in 1942, says her favourites were Meena Kumari and Nargis.
"It is tough to name one... I liked all. But Meena Kumari and Nargis were my favourites," the 83-year-old said here Thursday at the launch of a calendar featuring yesteryears' actresses.
However, she says she has faint memories of her times with them.
Legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika had spent a night with the nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar, late Bhupen Hazarika's wife Priyamvada Patel said.
Priyamvada made the shocking revelation during an interview to an Assamese channel on Bhupen's death anniversary.
Bhupen's estranged wife said that Lata would visit their residence in Kolkata whenever she had come to the city. She added that the links between Bhupen and Lata were responsible for her separation from her husband thirteen years after marriage.
Mumbai, Feb 3 - Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who was the victim of an online death hoax, has tweeted that she is hale and hearty.
"Namaskar. Please don't believe any rumours which are doing the rounds about my health and well-being. All is well, by the grace of god," the 82-year-old Lata wrote on her Twitter page.
Internet was abuzz with rumours Thursday that the singer had passed away. Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar also urged the twitterati to stop spreading false rumours.
New Delhi, Sep 28: Lata Mangeshkar says she is proud of her younger brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar in whose name a lifetime achievement award has been instituted to mark his 75th year in the industry.
"Namaskar... On my birthday, an award has been instituted on my brother's name Hridaynath and it is called 'Hridaynath Award'. This award will be given to all those people who have done commendable job in their respective field. I am congratulating him and giving all my blessings to Hridaynath that an award is named after him. I am very happy for him," Lata posted on Twitter.
New Delhi, June 27 : Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar Monday remembered the late R. D. Burman on his 72nd birth anniversary, recalling the first time she met the composer and the many "amazing songs" they recorded together.
"I remember the day when a 13-14 years old boy came to me asking for my autograph, it was R. D. Burman. His father S. D. Burman introduced me to him and said he was learning sarod. This was the first time I met R. D. Burman," Lata posted on the microblogging site Twitter.
Dubai, Apr 24 : UAE-based Indian-origin doctor Mandar Bichu has published a book on legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, encompassing her six-decade-long enigmatic career.
“Lata, Voice of the Golden Era, is the first time that the six-decade-long career of the songstress has been analysed comprehensively. Lata is in the Guinness Book of World Records for singing 26,000 songs. Lata traces her career from music composers Anil Biswas to AR Rahman," said the doctor,” the Gulf News quoted Dr Bichu, as saying.
Mumbai, April 3 : Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar says she was sure that India would lift the World Cup Saturday.
"I was confident that India will win the World Cup. I would like to congratulate the whole Indian team and the country for this win," Lata told a news channel.
The 88-year-old, who is a great admirer of Sachin Tendulkar, said: "Sachin toh desh ka Kohinoor hai. (Sachin is the jewel of India)."
India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets at the Wankhede Stadium Saturday to replicate their 1983 World Cup triumph.
Mumbai, April 1 : Legendry singer Lata Mangeshkar will pray for India's victory against Sri Lanka in Saturday's cricket World Cup final at the Wankhede Stadium here, a family source said.
"Lataji did not eat a morsel during India's semifinal match against Pakistan," the source said Friday. "It was only after India won that she had her dinner."
"She will pray for the Indian team's victory tomorrow (Saturday)," the source added.
A cricket fan, Mangeshkar is planning to watch the final clash in the comfort of her home.
Mumbai, Oct 22 : She has stopped her riyaz and spends time catching up on her favourite TV programmes, including Amitabh Bachchan's "Kaun Banega Crorepati" and popular crime series "CID". Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, 81, is enjoying her well-deserved leisure time after more than 60 years of singing.
The Nightingale also prefers to be extremely choosy about film songs she wants to sing.
Though social networking has its advantages and disadvantages, the entertainment business has nothing to complain about. Not when Bollywood's two living legends Lata Mangeshkar (LM) and Amitabh Bachchan
(AB) are brought closer through their interaction on Twitter.
The nightingale of Hindi film industry Lata Mangeshkar remembers music maestro R.D. Burman, more commonly known as Pancham, on his 71st birth anniversary on Sunday and said that he was a perfect composer.
On her Twitter page, Lata wrote, "It's pancham's birth anniversary today... i really miss you (Pancham) and your music pancham... you are matchless... yours didi."
Farida Khanum, the Pakistan-based ghazal exponent who charmed million of viewers recently at the Aravalli Concert, paid her respect to ace Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar.
Farida disclosed that Lataji is one of the singers who has inspired her to a great deal and is also really sweet.
She said that she has performed with several Indian singers and Lataji was also one of them.
Mumbai, Dec. 3 : Legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar was conferred with the Officer de la Légion d''Honneur (Officer of the Legion of honour) medal, the highest French decoration, at a glittering function here on Wednesday.
The medal, created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, is awarded for exemplary service in military or civilian life. The award can be conferred on a French national or a foreigner for outstanding contributions in their field of work.
Mangeshkar was conferred with the award for her incredible contribution to Indian music.