All stories by Raju Bharatan
Lata loved to sport jeansRediff.com10 Feb 2022
Where Shamshad Begum was charging Rs 900 for a song, Lata was prepared to settle for Rs 50 as she came on the scene. Raju Bharatan recalls yet another memorable incident from Lata Mangeshkar's incredible life.
When Lataji Stunned NoorjehanRediff.com8 Feb 2022
Was this indeed the Lata who had started out with her, as a child star, in Badi Maa (1945)? Raju Bharatan recalls yet another memorable incident from Lata Mangeshkar's incredible life.
After Lata Arrived, Others Melted AwayRediff.com7 Feb 2022
She came like a whirlwind to wipe out, in one stroke, practically all female singing competition, recalls Raju Bharatan.
How Lata Mangeshkar Proved Dilip Kumar WrongRediff.com6 Feb 2022
"Those words stung me to such an extent that the following morning itself I started, seriously, learning Urdu with the sole idea of proving the great Dilip Kumar wrong."
When Dilip Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar didn't speak for 13 yearsRediff.com9 Jul 2021
The way Dilip came to the porch to receive Lata, you would never have guessed something was amiss between the two. Raju Bharatan's many wonderful insights into Dilip Kumar's life.
When Kishore Kumar created magic with the Burmans!Rediff.com1 Aug 2019
If Kishore Kumar were alive today, he would have turned 90 on August 4.
How Mohammed Rafi regained his confidenceRediff.com24 Dec 2017
The incomparable Mohammed Rafi would have turned 93 today, December 24. Raju Bharatan salutes the legend.