It so occurred that Lata Mangeshkar was recording a track ‘Tota tota’ composed by Bappi Lahiri for Pahlaj Nihalani‘s movie ‘Love Letter’ (Manisha Koirala-Vivek Mushran). The recording was taking place at Mumbai’s Mehboob Studios (Bandra).
After Lata ji had sung it absolutely, Nihalani’s private opinion was that one thing was amiss. Nihalani felt that the track wanted the singer to be barely extra emotional in her rendition.
After about 5 minutes, Nihalani went as much as Bappi Lahiri who was current within the recording studio that he ought to inform Lata ji to offer it yet one more shot
(Bappi Lahiri had spoken to ETimes solely on video over a bunch of matters. The interview was run by ETimes for the primary time, yesterday night. In case you missed it, click on on the video under).
We do not know if Bappi da agreed with Nihalani however the Disco King clearly instructed Nihalani that he could not muster braveness to inform such a factor to somebody like Lata ji. “Nahin, principal nahin bol sakta unko,” he instructed Nihalani categorically.
After which, Nihalani went on to inform Lata ji himself. Speaking to ETimes, Nihalani mentioned, “I have to underline right here that Lata ji had sung it fabulously. However I had no alternative. As a filmmaker, I felt the track wanted to be barely extra emotional.”
After which? Maybe, Lata ji was not absolutely satisfied by Nihalani’s perspective. The Nightingale rotated and instructed Nihalani: ‘Aap mujhe gaake sunayiye’.
Subsequent, Nihalani was singing the track in query in entrance of Lata ji! “Not absolutely perhaps, however sure I did sing to drive house my level,” Pahlaj additional instructed ETimes.
And, Lata ji sang the track once more. “Tota tota was a superhit. I preserve saying that I’m blessed to have labored with such extraordinary folks like Lata Mangeshkar, Bappi Lahiri and SP Balasubrahmanyam amongst many others. These had been the times…” Nihalani signed off. Mr Balasubrahmanyam was the male voice in ‘Tota Tota’.
We now have misplaced Lata ji and Bappi da each in a span of 10 days. Could their souls relaxation in peace. The music trade won’t ever be the identical once more.