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Birthday Special: Do you know Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd. Rafi were at war?
September 24, 2013 07:35:37 PM IST By Mansoor Khan, Glamsham Editorial
Meri Aawaaz Hi Pehchan Hai...
Continuing with our special series on legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar's 84th Birthday, we bring you yet another fascinating fact from her life!
Lata Mangeshkar has sung maximum number of songs with Mohd. Rafi about 440 songs, yet it may come as a surprise to the younger generation that the two legends were not on speaking terms for three years!!!
Lata clarifies, ''In the beginning the music companies only paid royalties to film producers while singers had to be content with their personnel fees. However, I protested to the norm and along with me other singers too started a movement to boycott music companies, who don't pay us royalties. However, Rafi Saahab did not lend his support and this lead to our separation. But thanks to S. D. Burman he solved our mutual egos and we began singing together with Burmanda's movie GUIDE. The song being Dil Pukare Aa Re....