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Lata Mangeshkar releases Mere Piya

Friday, August 25, 2006

Mumbai (UNI): Nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar has released Sapna Mukherji's album ''Mere Piya'' here. The album has been produced by Sahara India Parivaar and marketed by T-Series. Music for the album has been composed by Raju Singh and Pandit Satyanarayan Mishra. It consists of seven love songs sung by Sapna. There is also a duet by Sapna with Sonu Nigam.

Releasing the album last evening, Lata said she likes Sapna who is like a younger sister. In a time where songs have no head nor tail Sapna's album has 'sur' (tune)-that is why she was releasing her album. Talking to media persons, Lata said she used to consider late playback singers Mukesh and Mohammed Rafi as her brothers and she misses them. When asked by reporters about the upcoming Ganesh festival, Lataji said: ''We bring the Lord Ganesha to our house for ten days and we enjoy a lot.''

Speaking on the occasion, Sapna said, ''This album is extremely special for me since it is being launched by my idol Lata didi. God has indeed been very kind and generous to me. Also, I am extremely thankful to Sahara India Parivaar and T-Series for their support in this entire endeavour.'' Sapna was discovered by Feroz Khan and had sung for his film 'Jaanbaaz', starring himself, Sridevi, Anil Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia, which was released in 1986. Since then, she has sung more than 100 songs for numerous films. She has also won a Filmfare award for the chartbuster song 'Oye Oye' from the hit film 'Tridev'. Last year, she has been recipient of the 'India Sangeet Award' and 'Critics Award' for the Best Female Playback Singer for the film 'Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose', in which she had sung for A R Rehman.

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