Did You Know Lata Mangeshkar Had Agreed To Sing For ‘The Kashmir Files’?


Director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri who along with his entire ‘The Kashmir Files’ team is curently basking in the success of their blockbuster film. The film based on exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits from Jammu and Kashmir in the 1990s has struck the right chords with the audience and is going housefull in all the theatres across nation even after 10 days of its release.

The film is inching towards ₹200-crore-mark, thus becoming the highest-grossing film in theatres post the pandemic beating Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi.

Speaking of the movie’s success, Vivek Agnihotri recently revealed that he had approached legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar to sing a song for the film. Vivek said he will always miss the opportunity to collaborate with the legendary singer, Lata Mangeshkar, who left for heavenly abode on 6th February. 

In an interview with etimes, Vivek revealed how the late veteran singer had agreed to sing a song for his highly-anticipated movie The Kashmir Files.

“Kashmir Files doesn’t have any songs, it is a tragic, epic drama but it is also a tribute to the genocide victims. I actually recorded a folk song from a Kashmiri singer and we wanted Lata didi to sing that. She had stopped singing for films and had retired but we requested her. She was close to Pallavi (Joshi) and she agreed to sing for our movie. Kashmir was very close to her heart and she said she will record the song after the COVID surge subsides. She was also not allowed to go to studios, so we were just waiting to record with her, but then this happens. It will remain a dream to work with her,” the filmmaker told etimes. 

‘The Kashmir Files’ stars Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi and Darshan Kumar in pivotal roles.


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