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Lata Mangeshkar's first album in 17 years

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Lata Mangeshkar, the Queen of Melody has come out of her cocoon to engage us in conversation in the language she knows best - the Language of Music.

Lataji has released an album after nearly 17 years on the most suitable day - World Music Day. This album ' Saadgi ', which is a T-Series presentation, is a reflection of the great persona that is Lata Mangeshkar. It guilelessly serenades from one song to another, reflecting the tranquil depths of the singer. Most of these ghazal-like compositions have mostly been penned by Javed Akhtar while the music has been composed by Mayuresh Pai.

The Music Launch of 'Saadgi ' that was held at 'The Club ' was a short and sweet affair where the Chief Guest was Jagjit Singh, with whom Lataji had last released an album 17 years back. With the event held late in the afternoon, followed by hi-tea, it was a relaxed atmosphere where Lataji expressed her feelings on the album and her plans for the future.

The album stars Mona Singh (of Jassi fame) and is being directed by Anupam Sinha. The name 'Saadgi' derives its origin from Lata Didi's conviction that it's the simple things in life that touch our heart. The songs talk about such circumstances that have touched everyone's life at some point or the other. Lataji believes it's destiny that played a role in this album.

In her own words Lataji says, "There is no reason why the album happened, but it just happened. Nothing was pre-planned. Everything just fell into place. The lyrics appealed to me and I could identify with it. Music is my life. As long as I am, so will my music."

Even though Music is her life but this Nightingale of India also has some hidden talents. Lataji has always been fond of jewellery designing and has crafted beautiful intricate diamond jewellery designs. So much so that it gave birth to the brand ' Swaranjali', who also happen to be the producers of this album.

To the world at large Lataji symbolizes the epitome of womanhood and this aspect of her personality is embodied in Swaranjali's design collection.

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