Vivek Agnihotri planned to have Lata Mangeshkar sing a folk song in The Kashmir Files: “She agreed. We were expecting…’ | Bollywood


Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri said last month he approached Lata Mangeshkar to sing a song for his film The Kashmir Files.

Vivek Agnihotri’s director The Kashmir Files has been breaking box office records since its release. In an interview, Vivek revealed that he approached late singer Lata Mangeshkar to sing a song for the film. Lata died last month due to multiple organ failure in Mumbai. (Read also : Aamir Khan says every Indian should watch The Kashmir Files: Jo Kashmiri Pandits ke sath hua, wo bahut dukh ki baat hai)

The Kashmir Files stars Mithun Chakraborty, Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumaar, Pallavi Joshi, Puneet Issar, Mrinal Kulkarni and others. It is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley in 1990. The Kashmir Files has received an overwhelming response at the box office since its release.

In an interview with ETimes, Vivek said he reached out to Lata to sing a song for the movie. He said, “Kashmir Files has no songs, it is a tragic and epic drama, but it is also a tribute to the victims of genocide. Actually, I recorded a folk song from a Kashmiri singer and we wanted Lata Didi to sing it. She had stopped singing for films and had retired but we asked 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 would record the song after the Covid surge subsides. She was also not allowed to go into the studio, so we were just waiting to record with her, but it happens. It will remain a dream to work with her.”Read also : The Kashmir Files: Anupam Kher’s niece Vrinda recalls filming horrible climactic scene; reveals actor Bhasha broke down)

Lata died of multiple organ failure at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai on February 6, 2022. She was hospitalized on January 11, 2022 after contracting Covid-19. The Kashmir Files hits theaters March 11

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