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“Most Cherished Gift, A Saree From Lata Mangeshkar”, Says Vidya Balan

The Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Awards honours actress Vidya Balan and she shares a touching anecdote about Lata Mangeshkar and a wonderful gift she received from the renowned vocalist. 

At the awards event in Mumbai yesterday night, Vidya Balan was in attendance with Pankaj Udhas, Asha Bhosle, Jackie Shroff, Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Adinath Mangeshkar, Ravi Joshi, Krishna Mangeshkar, Mangal Prabhat Lodha, Vishad Mafatlal, Prasad Oak, and others. 

While talking to the media, actress Vidya Balan shared about meeting with the Late legendary singer and her warmth and graciousness. She said, “I’d always thought that I was unlucky because I never got the opportunity to act on songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar, and- where in 2015, I was at an award show, and Lata Ji was sitting right in front of me, and I was just admiring her. Someone told Lata Ji that I was awe-struck with her, and next, I know, she sent me a Saree, which I am wearing right now.”  

“When I was able to gather enough courage to call her, I called her and had a lovely chat with her, and I told her that I wanted to meet her and I wanted to meet her wearing the same which she gifted, but I never got the opportunity. Perhaps that is why I am here today, getting his award and wearing the same saree,” added Vidya. 

On the job front, Vidya was most recently featured in the thriller Jalsa (2022), and she will next be seen with Pratik Gandhi in an untitled romantic comedy. Vidya will also reteam with Anu Menon for the murder mystery Neeyat.

Source: News Desk

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