Ranu Mandal, Viral Platform Singer, To Sing With Himesh Reshammiya
Remember Ranu Mandal and her melodious voice singing ‘Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai‘? The overnight sensation whose singing went viral on the Internet now has a singing offer from Himesh Reshammiya. The Indian actor and singer feels that Mandal is God gifted and so, he has offered her a singing contract for the upcoming movie, Happy Hardy and Heer. Not only this, but she will also make an appearance on Superstar Singer and meet the kids and the judges, including Himesh.
“Today, I met Ranuji and I feel that she is blessed with divinity. Her singing was mesmerizing and I could not stop myself from offering her the best I could.” – Himesh Reshammiya
Never Let A Talented Person Go
“Salman (Khan) Bhai’s father Salim uncle once advised me that whenever in life I come across a talented person, I should never let that person go and keep him/her close to me. He advised me to help that person grow his/her talent,” Himesh said. “Today, I met Ranuji and I feel that she is blessed with divinity. Her singing was mesmerizing and I could not stop myself from offering her the best I could. She has a god’s gift which needs to be shared with the world and by singing in my upcoming movie, Happy Hardy and Heer, I think I will help her voice reach everyone.” he added. The song is titled, Teri Meri Kahani.
The biggest gift she received after the social media popularity is a visit by her daughter, who was not in touch with her since last 10 years. “This is my second life. And I will try to make the most out of it,” she says.
From Ranaghat Railway Station To Bollywood, Ranu’s Story Is Heart-warming
Ranu’s story is no less than a fairy tale. On July 21, she was walking from her home to the Ranaghat Railway Station, covering four km and singing while sitting on a bench in the railway station as she normally does. A man named Atindra Chakraborty then recorded her on his phone and uploaded the video on social media. The woman’s sweet voice went viral soon after. The video which was then posted by a Facebook page ‘BarpetaTown’ the place of peace, has more than 1.6 million views since July 28. The 59-year-old’s clear and melodious voice as she sang ‘Ek pyaar ka nagma hai, maujo ki ravani hai’, as recorded in the video went viral for all the right reasons.
“A Bengali band has called and she may be seen on stage this month,” says Chakraborty, who has been fielding many of the calls to Times of India. “A reality show producer called too and wanted to send flight tickets. But that fell through because she doesn’t have an identity card. Several producers from Kolkata have called, asking if she is interested in playback singing,” he adds.
But this is not her first encounter with fame. “There was a time in my 20s when I toured the districts with an orchestra owned by a local club. The audience called me ‘Ranu-Bobby’ after hearing me sing songs from 1973 hit Bobby. I even earned some money but was forced to stop as no one in my family supported me or my art,” she says.
All the name and fame aside, the biggest gift she received after the social media popularity is a visit by her daughter, who was not in touch with her since last 10 years. “This is my second life. And I will try to make the most out of it,” she says.
Picture Credit- Times of India