Lata Mangeshkar's divine voice was last heard in
Rang De Basanti, Veer Zara
. After that, she took a self-imposed break from commercial film songs, though occasionally she agreed to do a
. She is now singing the title track of Sanjay Sharma’s
Dunno Y… Na Jaane Kyun
, India’s first gay love flick, which is set for release on August 1.
Sharma’s brother, Kapil Sharma, the film’s writer who also plays the lead role, still can’t believe his dream of seeing Lataji sing for his movie is finally coming true.
Destiny on Side
Says music director Nikhil, “When I presented Kapil the composition of the track, he knew that this had to be sung by Lataji. Kapil told me that he needs to make a really good film, so that one day he is good enough to approach Lataji for a song. I told him we can still try. You never know, she may agree to sing if she likes the song and the story.”
As destiny had it, Mangeshkar heard the composition and liked it so much that she agreed immediately. Actor Yuvraaj Parashar, who also features in the movie, is a die-hard fan of Lataji. He believes she is the incarnation of Mata Saraswati and requested to attend the recording, and so I agreed,” adds Nikhil. Says a jubilant Parashar, “Lataji gave me her blessing when I touched her feet.”