Lata Mangeshkar: Nargis and Meena Kumari were my favourite actors
The legendary singer, who has sung for almost every leading Bollywood actor, entered the industry in 1942 and she shares some memories
Lata Mangeshkar has lend her voice to almost all the top actors in the film industry, but she 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 at the launch of a calendar featuring yesteryear actors.
However, she says she has faint memories of her times with them. “Playback singer and actors met rarely so there are no memories as such, but I was still close to Meena Kumari and Nargis,” she said. The calendar features actors like Suraiya, Waheeda Rehman, Rekha, Hema Malini, Jaya Bachchan and Mumtaz.
Lata, known for songs like Aayega aanewaala and Jab pyaar kiya to darna kya, also spoke about the changing trends in the Hindi film industry. “There has been a lot of change. I have been seeing the film industry since 1942. Then and now there is a lot of difference. Music is less, dance has increased, girls wear less clothes… but that sells now,” Lata said. She even believes that television is more popular now. “More than films, it is TV now and people watch serials. Soaps like Bade Acche Lagte Hain and Mahadev is very popular,” she said. ALSO READ:
First Published: 5.00 PM IST 12.30.2012