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Manoj Muntashir: Credit to a Lyricist Is Our Right, Not a Prize

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New-age Bollywood lyricist Manoj Muntashir says recognition is the right of every creative person. He adds that although award-winning lyricists do get due recognition these days, there still exists an ignorance about lyrics writers, which discourages many budding talents to pursue good writing. “One has to give due credit to the lyricist and some of my colleagues including Swanand Kirkire, Varun Grover, Amitabh Bhattacharya and others are raising their voice in the matter. Look, no one is doing a favour by giving credit to a lyricist. It is our right, not a prize. I am not talking it for myself because I always got my credit. But many budding lyricists do not get that and the fact surely is a sign of discouragement,” Muntashir told IANS. On The Kapil Sharma Show, Manoj Muntashir Narrates How He Chose His Career over Marrying His Love in 1997

The lyricist who has written some memorable songs lately, including “Teri mitti” in last year’s Akshay Kumar-starrer “Kesari”, added: “In the western world, there is a culture of singer-songwriters. In Bollywood, we work as a team of lyricist, composer, and singer. Everyone should understand that.” Manoj is also known for penning recent superhit songs like “Galliyan” (“Ek Villain”), “Kaun tujhe” (“M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story”) and “Phir bhi tumko chaahunga” (“Half Girlfriend”), among many others. Teri Mitti Fame Lyricist Manoj Muntashir Speaks Up Against Nepotism in Bollywood, Shares Video of a Talented Village Kid Dancing to Govinda’s Songs

Talking about his process of writing songs and poetry, he said: “I think poetry comes from the experience of life. From the way you observe the force of life, people, their emotions — it becomes poetry, an expression of a poet. It becomes ‘Teri mitti’. Also, you see, expressing your thoughts in a paragraph is different from writing just four lines to express yourself, in the form of poetry. So, yes, one can truly say that poetry is the labour of love.”

According to Muntashir, while words and good composition matter, casting the right voice for a song is equally important. “An average voice also can bring life to good lyrics but I would say that a great, rather a correct voice, can immortalise a song. There are songs that are meant for some singers and when you hear them after ages, you realise why the song became timeless.”

Citing the example of the immortal Lata Mangeshkar song, “Lag jaa gale”, he said: “The song is from the 1964 film, ‘Woh Kaun Thi?’. Today, after so many years, when we listen to the song, can we imagine anyone else than Lata Mangeshkar? That is the power of that magnetic voice. I am very conscious about selecting the right voice for my songs.”

Who is his favourite playback singer? “That is a bad question, how can I choose? As I said, some songs are meant for them but that does not mean others are not good. Having said that, there is something very special about Arijit Singh, Armaan Malik, Jubin Nautiyal and Neeti Mohan. There is something about their voice that adds a soul to my lyrics. Neha Kakkar also has her style and some songs are meant for such a voice,” he said.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 10, 2020 11:45 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Bollywood Drug Probe: Deepika Padukone Leaves NCB Office After 5 Hours (See Pics)

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Deepika Padukone’s name surfaced in the drug probe into Bollywood by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). The actress was summoned last week by the officials, while she was in Goa shooting for a film directed by Shakun Batra. She returned to Mumbai on Friday with her husband, Ranveer Singh. As per reports, the couple stayed at the Taj, rather than heading for their residence, which could have been a tactic to avoid the media. On Saturday, the actress reached NCB office in Mumbai and stayed there for five hours. Now, she has been clicked leaving the NCB office, by the paparazzi. Deepika Padukone Fans Trend #StandWithDeepika On Twitter As She Reaches The NCB Office.

Earlier, during the day, as the actress reached the office, her legion of fans trended #IStandWithDeepika on Twitter to show support to her. Today, Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor were also called for questioning by the NCB. Both of the actresses are still at the NCB office, at the time of writing this article. On Friday, Rakul Preet Singh was also questioned by the officials. Deepika Padukone Fans Trend #StandWithDeepika On Twitter As She Reaches The NCB Office.

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Deepika Padukone At NCB (Photo Credits: Yogen Shah)

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NCB has arrested over 20 people in the drug probe so far. The case was launched on the sidelines of death probe by CBI into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. The late actor’s girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty and her brother, Showik Chakraborty, have been arrested and will remain in judicial custody until October 6. Many of Sushant’s help, including Samuel Miranda and Dipesh Sawant have also been arrested. The NCB has nabbed about 16 drug peddlers.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 26, 2020 04:51 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Boilywood Drug Probe: Khisitij Ravi Prasad Arrested by NCB

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Bollywood Drug Probe: Dharma Productions’ Kshitij Ravi Prasad Summoned by NCB, Likely to Join Investigation Tomorrow

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested another person in the drug probe into Bollywood. A person named Kshitij Ravi Prasad has been arrested by the NCB, after almost 24 hours of questioning, as per reports. He has been taken for a medical examination by the officials, as per formalities, before the arrest, reports ANI. Kshitij’s name has made headlines because of his alleged association with Dharma Productions as an executive producer. However, the company’s head honcho, Karan Johar, clarified, last night, that Kshitij was only associated with Dharma’s sister company briefly on contractual basis for a project that did not materialise. Karan Johar Issues Statement Slamming Rumours of Drug Abuse, Clarifies Kshitij Prasad and Anubhav Chopra Are Not Associated With Dharma.

The NCB has arrested over 20 people in the drug probe apart from Kshitij. Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty will remain in judicial custody till October 6.  Sushant’s househelp, staff manager and about 16 drug peddlers have been nabbed by the NCB.

In the drug probe, NCB has also summoned Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh and Deepika Padukone in the drug probe. Bollywood Drug Probe: After Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor Arrives At NCB Office In Mumbai For The Interrogation.

Talking about Kshitij, and a certain Anubhav Chopra also being questioned by NCB, Karan said, “I would like to further state that several media/news channels have been airing news reports that Kshitij Prasad and Anubhav Chopra are my “aides” / “close aides”. I would like to place on record that I do not know these individuals personally and neither of these two individuals are “aides” or “close aides”. “

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 26, 2020 04:00 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Remembering SP Balasubrahmanyam! Old Heartwarming Video of Late Singer Meeting His Fan Who Lost Eye Sight Goes Viral

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Remembering SP Balasubrahmanyam! Old Heartwarming Video of Late Singer Meeting His Fan Who Lost Eye Sight Goes Viral

India has lost one of the finest gems it had in its crown of music. Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam passed away on Friday afternoon, leaving everyone tearful. The singing icon who has recorded over 40,000 songs in 16 languages over a period of five decades, was laid to rest with Police Honours on Saturday. As the fans are bidding him goodbye, a viral video also has surfaced where he is seen interacting with a fan. RIP SP Balasubrahmanyam: AR Rahman’s Tribute To The Late Legendary Singer Will Take You On a Nostalgia Ride (Watch Video).

The video that is going viral is about a fan from Eelam who lost his eyesight in an explosion. He is a huge fan of SPB and when the late singer had come to know about the same, he decided to surprise him. In the video, one can see the fan singing his song and a cheerful SPB surprising him and having a hearty conversation with him. Check out the video below.

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This video tuck at the heartstrings of many and hence started re-sharing it on social media. Not just the netizens, but music maestro AR Rahman also could not withhold the fan in him. He shared a wonderful tribute that was a collection of memories and his thoughts on SPB. It is indeed impossible to fill in his void but fans will always remember him through his amazing list of songs.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 26, 2020 03:22 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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