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Bollywood pays tribute to Mehdi Hassan

Last updated on: June 13, 2012 16:13 IST

Bollywood pays tribute to Mehdi Hassan

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Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting.

Bollywood stars mourned the demise of Pakistani ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan, who passed away this morning after enduring a long battle with several ailments.

Singer Ali Zafar tweeted: 'Mehdi Hassan moves on & lives forever. Leaving us with a legacy of music,magic,memories and so much more than words can describe.'

Singer Shreya Ghoshal tweeted: 'Mehdi Hassan sa'ab is no more. The voice, who made mny music lovers n lovers to find an expression of their heart's stories, is gone. R.I.P. Saddened beyond comprehension. Jagjit ji, now Mehdi Sa'ab. The voices who kept the legacy of ghazals alive and how, are gone.. This void can never be filled ever again.'

Music composer Shankar Mahadevan wrote: 'RIP #Mehdi Hassan saab, huge loss to the world of music...your Voice is immortal though.'

Actor Anupam Kher is also saddened to hear about his demise. 'Very saddened to hear about my fav Gazal Singer Mehdi Hassan's demise. As a student had gate crashed into Pak Embassy to listen to him. RIP,' he tweeted.

Madhur Bhandarkar ‏wrote: 'Emperor of ghazals no more... R.I.P Mehdi Hassan... You will be missed sorely!'

Manoj Bajpayee tweeted: 'Ghazal king one of my favourites mehandi saab passed away.may his soul rest in peace!'

Singer Kailash Kher wrote: 'Another Legend(Mehadi Hasan) has gone from this world, Lagta hai Ghazal ka Suraj Dukhon ke baadalon ne Dhak diya. Shubham Bhavatu.. OUM'


Image: Mehdi Hassan


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Lata Mangeshkar saddened by the demise of Mehdi Hassan

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Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar also expressed deep grief over the passing away of noted Ghazal singer, Mehdi Hassan. 

In a note posted on her Twitter page, she said that the singer had composed some song for her. But they could only work together on one song as he fell sick afterwards.

'aaj bohot bade ghazal gayak kalaakar mehedi hassan sahab hamare bich nahi rahe,mujhe is baat bohot dukh hai,gazal gaayki ke kshetra mein unhone bohot bada parivartan laaya,aaj gazal unke jaane se ghazal ki bohot nadi haani hui hai, ab un jaisa kalakar phir se aana mushkil hai,wo bohot bade shastriya sangeet ke gayak bhi the,aur unke gaane me rajasthan ke sangeet ki khushboo bhi thi,unhone mere liye kuch gaane banaaye the, unme se hi ek ghazal maine jo unhone mujhe gaake bheji thi, uska maine duet karke record kiya tha,un ke saath mera ye ek hi gaana hai, main ishwar se prarthana karti hun, ki mehedi sahab ki aatma ko woh shaanti pradan karein,' she tweeted.

She also shared the song Tera Milna Bara Acha Lage which they had sung together and added: 'mehedi sahab ko meri shraddhanjali'

Image: Lata Mangeshkar, Mehdi Hassan and Asha Bhosle


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Gangs of Wasseypur in censor trouble?

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According to a report published in a tabloid, the Central Board of Film Certification is still to clear Anurag Kashyap's much anticipated film Gangs of Wasseypur for viewing.

But Kashyap denied the reports and said that the movie has been cleared. 'For the record there is no censor trouble on Wasseypur.. it's been cleared..' the director updated.

Meanwhile, the promotions for the film have started. 'Good morning!off to radio mirchi wasseypur promotional tour takes off,' actor Manoj Bajpayee tweeted.

Gangs of Wasseypur is releasing on June 22.


Image: Manoj Bajpayee in Gangs of Wasseypur


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WATCH: The official trailer of I M 24

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After nearly three years, Saurabh Shukla's I M 24 is all set for a release. 

Actor Ranvir Shorey, who stars in the film, shared the trailer of the film. 

Directed by Shukla, the film is a comedy that tells a story a 42-year-old balding writer named Shubendu who falls in love with a 22 year old beauty queen and he is forced to lie about his age.

I M 24 also stars Rajat KapoorManjari PhadnisNeha Dhupia and Lilette Dubey and is expected to release in July. 


Image: The official trailer of I M 24


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London calling!

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It's raining Bollywood celebrities in London. 

While Shah Rukh Khan with his wife Gauri, Anushka Sharma, and Katrina Kaif are in London to shoot Yash Chopra's untitled film, Bipasha Basu is shooting for her Hollywood film Singularity.

'Beautiful Sunny London Morning:) Loving it!Driving to wrk with awesome music n super company!' Basu tweeted.

Meanwhile, Kunal Khemmu is visiting the city for the first time. 'Off to london for the first time- I believe its raining there too, so should feel very much at home:)' he wrote.

His girlfriend Soha Ali Khan is also in London. 'Back in bombay for a few precious hours. SBGR done. I need to unpack and re-pack my suitcase - off to London! The pound-rupee rate is maaad!' she tweeted.

Karan Johar, on the other hand, just returned home from a short trip to London. 'On my way back home after a short and sweet trip to london!!! Back to movie madness and dharma drama!!!!' he updated.


Image: Bipasha Basu


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