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Lata Mangeshkar Sends Blessings Gifts For Hema Malini’s  Grand Daughter

The Nightingale Lata Mangeshkar shares a very close relationship with  Dream Girl and parliamentarian Hema Malini.

They  go back a long way . And they continue to share a close bonding.

Says Hemaji, “Lataji sang for me in my first film Sapnon Ka Saudagar in 1969. Ever since then she  has been  my voice. Her singing has enhanced  my  screen presence and  my performances.”

In  fact  Hemaji would insist on Lataji’s voice .When Lataji refused to sing for Gulzar’sMeera(as she had already  recorded Meera Bhajans for her brother Hridaynath Mangeshkarand  did  not wish to do them again) Hema nearly walked out of the project.

“Yes,” Hemaji avers. “Lataji and  I  are in  each others’ thoughts constantly.When Esha’s daughter was born Lataji sent gifts and best wishes. It is very rare to come across someone so distinguished and   yet so warm and gracious in an industry where relationships are made and broken every Friday.I am lucky to have many permanent relationships here.”

Lataji in turn insists Hema  Malini is very special. “There  is something distinctly royal and graceful about Hemaji. In fact I feel she  would’ve been the perfect Rani Padmavati forSanjay Leela  Bhansali’s film 20 years ago.”

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