At a glittering function held in Mumbai on Saturday to release the Marathi version of Javed Akhtar's book Tarqash, melody queen Lata Mangeshkar lauded the passage of the copyright bill by the Rajya Sabha. The Bill is likely to come up in the Lok Sabha this week.
The singer praised Akhtar for his effort in getting the bill passed. She at the same time lamented that it didn't occur to her to take up the issue during her tenure in Parliament. "We artistes ... will now get our much deprived royalties."