When Lata Mangeshkar stood for 8 hours to record Rang De Basanti’s Luka Chuppi with AR Rahman


By: Leisure Desk | Unusual Delhi |

January 26, 2022 8: 05: 26 am

Lata Mangeshkar’s Luka Chhupi is surely one of basically the most cherished songs from Rang De Bsanti.

When Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Rang De Basanti released 16 years ago, the movie’s music by AR Rahman with tracks admire ‘Masti Ki Paathshaala’, ‘Khalbali’ had been the general rage. In the years since, ‘Luka Chuppi’ has realized a loads of site in the viewers’s coronary heart. In the movie, the song looks after Madhavan’s Ajay dies and his family and pals are going by the grief of his passing. Sung superbly by Lata Mangeshkar and AR Rahman, the song is an instant scramble-jerker. And whereas one might well perhaps have confidence that a singer of Lata Mangeshkar’s calibre would acquire singing an emotional song an on a regular foundation incidence, it was surprising to learn that she rehearsed the song for four days.

At a press conference celebrating the movie’s 10 years, Mehra had printed the memoir at the again of the making of the song. He shared that they’d spoken to Lata Didi a form of times about the song nonetheless one way or the other, issues had been not falling in site till months later, he known as her all all over again and he or she readily agreed. “She said ‘Haan beta. Kaisa hai gaana? Bhijwa toh attain mujhe’ (Definite son. How is the song? Ship it to me). I said Rahman sir. Bante bante banega aur Prasoon likhte likhte likhenge (He’s restful making it, and Prasoon is restful writing it) nonetheless I even absorb shot it already. She said, ‘Aisa bhi hota hai aajkal?’ (Is that the way in which it happens for the time being?). I said, ‘Haan. Aisa hota hai’ (Sure, it happens).”

Mehra persevered to expose the incident and recalled that they had been speculated to snarl the song on November 15 when Lata Mangeshkar told them that she’s going to advance to Chennai by November 9-10, as that is the place Rahman’s studio is found. The director assumed that she will even be coming in for one thing else nonetheless looks, she was there to rehearse the song. He said, “Daily she would advance to the studio and start rehearsing the song. I would admire this to sink in that Lata Mangeshkar would advance to the studio each and on each day foundation and rehearse the song. For 4 days she rehearsed.” Mehra added that most singers for the time being advance and even sooner than he is aware of it, they’ve recorded the song, so he was not used to working with a singer who positioned such excessive significance on rehearsals.

He additional printed that on the day of the recording, Lata Mangeshkar stood at the mic for eight hours and sang for all these hours. “She spoke to Rahman saab. She stood at the mic, we had been in the room. She stood there, her plait touching the floor. We kept some flowers, a bottle of water and a chair for her. For 8 hours, she sang the song and for 8 hours she stood there,” he recalled.

Rang De Basanti starred Aamir Khan, Siddharth, Atul Kulkarni, Soha Ali Khan, Sharman Joshi, Kunal Kapoor and Alice Patten in key roles.

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