The torrent of furious reactions to the profane video-satirizing Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar has left the Goddess of resonant things unaffected.
No, she hasn’t watched the culpable video since it doesn’t trouble her.
“Nothing influences me. I’ve been through so abundantly, confronted such a variety of obstacles in life. At an age when different young ladies play with dolls, I was out of the house attempting to look for some kind of employment as an artist. I learnt from a youthful age that work is the main thing that matters,” says Lataji…
The affront to Lataji through the video mattered to her only because it bothered her admirers and well-wishers. “Log bahot pareshan ho gaye. Mujhe yeh bura laga. I don’t like the idea of people getting hassled because of me. I want to assure all my well-wishers that these (spoofs, etc) are very small matters. There are so many far far greater issues in life. We must not give undue importance to those who thrive on maligning people. I am sure they have their reasons for doing what they do.”
What touched Lataji was the upsurge of the nation’s love she felt after the spoof. Everyone including Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar called to express their solidarity with the supreme songstress…..
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