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Here’s why Lata Mangeshkar always said ‘NO’ to filmmakers approaching for her biopic

Lata Mangeshkar was a legend, with her passing leaving an irreplaceable spot in everyone’s hearts. The Bharat Ratna recipient was an inspiration to many. On 6 February she left the world for heavenly above due to multiple-organ failure at Mumbai. She was cremated the same day with full state honors, and Maharashtra has declared a two-day mourning period. On Sunday, a number of dignitaries and Bollywood celebrities gathered to pay their respects.

As we know several producers and filmmakers are generally interested in making a biopic on any renowned artist or sports figure. Many people approached the late Lata Mangeshkar as well. According to a recent piece in Mid-Day some producers and filmmakers have sought the legendary singer over the years to obtain the rights to document her life. Not only films but also OTT platforms were eager in creating a series and had approached the family about it.

According to the report, those who approached the late artist were instructed not to pursue the project and to respect their privacy. The reason turned out was the singer was not ready to shearing her personal life’s details.

A source was quoted saying, “In the last few years, a lot of people wanted to make a biopic on Lata Mangeshkar, but she refused. She wasn’t keen on sharing anecdotes from her personal life.”

Lata Mangeshkar lived a mostly private life in her later years. After testing positive for Covid-19, the renowned singer was admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital in early January.

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