Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar's reaction to Ranu Mondal, stating that the internet sensation should ‘be original’, has disappointed many fans and social media users, who feel the legendary singer could have been ‘more gracious’. "Such a superstar and so ungracious," wrote a user on Twitter. "A poor lady sang on a railway platform for a living. #RanuMondal's voice was miraculously noticed by SM and she became a star. Inspiring Lata ji could have been more gracious, complimented and helped her. This lecture on ‘imitation’ was avoidable," another user said.
A user even ‘disagreed’ with the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar and called her ‘a bit harsh’, while another said that this could have been taken in ‘true spirits by a senior artist like Lataji’.
Where everyone is happy with the rising of the Underdog #RanuMondal, getting this comment from the legend #LataMangeshkar about Ranu Mondal doesn’t go down well with me.— Komal B $idhnani (@komal_sidhnani) September 3, 2019
The legends are made by motivating the aspiring ones rather than questionning their success. pic.twitter.com/CAXoxA7Z6F
A poor lady sang on a railway platform for a living. #RanuMondal's voice was miraculously noticed by SM and she became a star. Inspiring— Chirpy Says (@IndianPrism) September 3, 2019
Lata ji could have been more gracious, complimented and helped her. This lecture on "imitation" was avoidable..
We all know #RanuMondal will be short lived tryst, but for people who respect you for who you are, your commenting about her is unwarranted. Let her enjoy success as long as it lasts!? @mangeshkarlata pic.twitter.com/7hWFPNzcP5— Sandeep Sahajpal (@sandeepsahajpal) September 3, 2019
Mondal, who has now recorded three tracks for singer-composer Himesh Reshammiya, became an overnight social media sensation after a video of her singing Lata Mangeshkar's soulful number ‘Ek pyaar ka nagma hai’ at Ranaghat railway platform went viral on the internet. The video has paved the way for her phenomenal rise from a street singer to a debutante playback singer in Bollywood.
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Recorded teri meri kahani my new song from happy hardy and heer with the very talented ranu mondal who has a divine voice , all your our dreams can come true if we have the courage to peruse them , a positive attitude can really make dreams come true , thanks for all your love and support #repost #himeshreshammiya #viralbhayani #viral #viralvideos #song #loveandsupport #talent #singing #virals #ranu #ranumondal #proudofyou #proud #love #respect #care
Reacting to Ranu Mondal’s viral video, Lata Mangeshkar in an interview with IANS quipped, “Agar mere naam aur kaam se kissiko bhala hota hai toh main apne-aap ko khush-kismat samajhti hoon (If anyone gets benefited from my name and work then 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."
(With IANS inputs)