Javed Akhtar : Am not a fan of Lata Mangeshkar

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Yesterday at “Amrut Hriday-Swar Lata” event in Mumbai held to mark Lata Mangeshkar’s 75 years of work in the field of music and 80th birthday of Lata didi’s brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar plus the 28th anniversary of Hridayesh Arts, Javed Akhtar got candid in public about his true feelings for the Indian living singing legend Lata Mangeshkar.

The noted lyricist who flew down especially from Dhaka to receive the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award, got overwhelmed by the honour and said, “ just like sometimes it becomes difficult for a painter to choose a colour to paint a certain emotion, I am finding it difficult to find a word to express my gratitude to Lata Mangeshkar”. Continuing further he said, “ I am not a fan, I am a worshipper and it is said that the more you worship the more you get blessed”.

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Javed Akhtar then went nostalgic and emotionally recollected a memory during the golden era and said, “I had taken my first award for ZANJEER in this very hall. But all those awards are on one side and I've received many but this one is the most special. To get an award from Mangeshkar family is unbelievable, you can't think of India's music without them,".

Hridayesh Arts, in association with Jay Satya Charitable Trust, organised a music programme titled Amrut Hriday Swar Lata, presented by Annu Kapoor Films Pvt Ltd to salute and celebrate 75 glorious years of Lata Mangeshkar in Mumbai yesterday evening.

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