The decline in the number of female Bollywood singers since Lata Mangeshkar’s era is drastic
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The decline in the number of female Bollywood singers since Lata Mangeshkar’s era is drastic

Mar 17, 2018 12:16 IST
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Though many activities in Indian public life have been dominated by men, there is one where women have led the way – playback singing in Bollywood music. Yet in recent years, even that has changed: the melodious voices you hear in the top movies have become increasingly male. We analysed more than 24,000 Bollywood songs from the 50 highest-grossing movies of every year since 1950 and discovered that the share of songs being sung by women is constantly declining. (HT Correspondent)