Melody queen and Veteran singer Lata Mangeskhar's reaction to Ranu Mondal, stating that the internet sensation should "be original", has disappointed many fans and social media users, who feel the legendary singer could have been "more gracious". Lata ji said in an interview that ‘imitation is not a reliable and durable companion for success’ when speaking about Mondal.
Ranu Mondal became an overnight social media sensation after a video of her singing Lata Mangeshkar's soulful number "Ek pyaar ka nagma hai" at Ranaghat railway platform went viral on the internet. She has now recorded three tracks for singer-composer Himesh Reshammiya.
"Such a superstar and so ungracious," wrote a user on social media.
A user "disagreed" with Mangeshkar and called her "a bit harsh", while another said that this could have been taken in "true spirits by a senior artist like Lataji".