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What Lata Mangeshkar loves

Last updated on: October 21, 2010 13:59 IST

What Lata Mangeshkar loves

Ufaque Paiker in Mumbai

Lata Mangeshkar made a rare public appearance to launch her new album Aapki Sewa Mein Main Aur Mere Saathi last evening, and chatted freely with the media present.

The album has been named after her first film as a singer, Aap Ke Sewa Mein released way back in 1946. The collection of songs, she says, had an emotional bearing on her since her childhood. The assortment also includes unreleased songs from films like Garam Coat and Amar Samadhi.

"I miss my colleagues of yesteryears," she said.

The legendary singer, who has millions of admirers around the globe, confesses to being an admirer of Amitabh Bachchan, and his game show Kaun Banega Crorepati. A self-confessed introvert, Lataji claimed that she preferred to spend time at home watching television especially her favourite show, CID.

Lataji has sung for many actresses on screen, but claims that her favourites have been Kajol and Rani Mukerji. Her favourite actors are Salman Khan and Aamir Khan.

Ardent fans don't have to search too hard for a piece of Lataji -- she's quite active on twitter, and likes interacting with people on the social networking site. She also uses the forum to remind her fans the birthdays of freedom fighters.

Check out the video, and watch Lataji talk about what to expect from Aapki Sewa Mein Main Aur Mere Saathi.


Image: Lata Mangeshkar
Video: Afsar Dayatar/Rediff.com