20072022-LSTL-01.qxd 7/19/2022 10:52 PM Page 1 c m y b PRIYANKA IS ‘JEWEL OF JULY’ Priyanka Chopra rang in her 40th birthday on July 18 with husband Nick Jonas and friends. Nick took to his Instagram handle to shower love on his wife as he penned a birthday note for her. He even called PeeCee ‘Jewel of July’. TRIBUNE He’s back Life After he was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, Justin Bieber had postponed Justice World Tour. But the tour is back on track and the singer will perform in New Delhi on October 18. IANS LUDHIANA | WEDNESDAY | 20 JULY 2022 His song Karoge Yaad...resonates with the mood of the nation as celebs pay tributes to beloved Bhupi Da Touching bass... Karoge Yaad To Har Baat (Bazaar) Sheetal LIFE AT A GLANCE Bhupinder Singh Meri Awaaj Hi Pehchaan Hai, Gar Yaad Rahe... T There’s more to come JLo, Ben Affleck set for bigger second wedding after Las Vegas ceremony Hollywood star couple Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are said to be planning a bigger second wedding at the actor’s home in Georgia. After their low-key nuptials in Las Vegas, the happy couple is reported to be going to hold the ceremony and party with family and friends. A source said that the newlyweds “plan on having a bigger party so they can celebrate with family and friends.” The insider added, “They don’t have a honeymoon planned yet. Jennifer says that every day with Ben is a honeymoon.” “Ever since they started dating again, Jennifer has truly believed that this is it,” the so-called inside source went on. “She is looking forward to growing old with Ben. She is very happy and content with Ben. She couldn’t ask for anything else. She thinks it’s all perfect.” —IANS Wax figure of Madhubala at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Delhi. PTI Madhubala’s biopic to go on floors A biopic based on the life of timeless beauty Madhubala is to be made soon. It is backed by her youngest sister, Madhur Brij Bhushan. She says, “It has been my long-standing dream to do something for my beloved sister, who lived a very short yet momentous life. All my sisters and I have joined hands to make this dream come true.” “With God’s blessings, and dedication of my partners, Arvindji, Prashant and Vinay, I am confident that this biopic will be made successfully on a grand level. We need everyone’s blessings to put together this project beautifully.” She emphasises that only Madhubala’s family has legal rights to attempt a biopic on the yesteryear star’s life. “It’s my humble request to everyone - within the film industry as well as outside of it - to kindly not attempt a biopic or any other project based on my sister’s life without my permission,” she adds. —IANS HE song was immortalised by two ‘voice of angels’— Lata Mangeshkar and Bhupinder Singh. While the former left for heavenly abode in February this year, another blow to the music industry came with Bhupinder Singh’s demise. Born in Amritsar, Bhupinder found a guru in his father, Prof Natha Singh, who was a trained vocalist. His growing up years were spent in Delhi’s West Patel Nagar. A strict teacher as Natha Singh was, he groomed his son to be a great guitarist, violinist and vocalist. For a short period, he worked with the All-India Radio (AIR) under composer Satish Bhatia, who noted Bhupinder’s voice with a unique tonal base and offered him work. Bhupinder, who later went on to become the Bhupi Da of Bollywood music industry, impressed music composer Madan Mohan at a party when he sang Bahadur Shah Zafar’s poem Lagta Nahin Hai Dil Mera Ujade Dayar Main. He immediately offered him his first Bollywood song. Not just his heavy bass voice, which put him in the league of renowned singers of the time, Mohammad Rafi, Talat Mahmood and Manna Dey when he sang his first-ever song for the film Haqeeqat, but his expertise as a guitarist was also wellreceived by music composers. The multifaceted artiste played the guitar in R D Burman’s hits like Dum Maro Dumm, Chura Liya Hai Tumne, Mehbooba O Mehbooba and Chingari Koi Bhadke. He is remembered for his memorable songs in films like Mausam, Satte Pe Satta, Ahista Ahista, Dooriyan, Haqeeqat and more. The first solo song he sang was Rut Jawan Jawan Raat Mehrbaan (Aakhri Raat) in 1966. A close friend of Bhupi Da, Ashok Bhalla, says, “He was a great artiste and an equally humble human being. The music industry has lost another gem and his absence will leave a void for ghazal fans.” Filmmaker Ashwini Chaudhary offered his condolences in a tweet whilst sharing how he had an opportunity to collaborate with the ghazal singer for his film Siskiyaan. He sang a ghazal, Kya Hua Kab Kahan Nahin Maloom written by Nida Fazil and composed by Lalit Sen. His big break was when music maestro Madan Mohan recognised his talent and brought him to Mumbai to sing Ho ke Majboor Mujhe Usne Bhulaya Hoga for 1964 film Haqeeqat. ■ He also acted as a soldier in Vijay Anand’s film Haqeeqat based on the Indo-China war. Many shared the clip where Bhupinder is acting as well as singing the song, Ho Ke Majboor Mujhe Usne Bhulaya Hoga on Twitter. ■ It is believed because of his strict father, during the initial few years of his musical training, he hated music. ■ In his five-decade long career, he has worked with biggest names of the film industry with his debut song only bringing three big artistes Mohammed Rafi, Talat Mahmood and Manna Dey as singers. The maximum collaborations were with Gulzar and RD Burman whereas he moved towards independent music in 1980’s. ■ When Gulzar made a series on Mirza Ghalib, he brought two renowned ghazal singers together, Jagjit Singh and Bhupi Da. While the former gave voice to Urdu poet Ghalib, the latter rendered Ustad Zauq’s poetry such as Lai Hayat Aaeqaza Le Chali Chale. ■ In a first, Bhupi Da introduced Spanish guitar, bass and drums to the ghazal style making him a successful composer and singer in the ghazal genre. Not to forget, he was as successful in classical universe as in Spanish and electric. He played for Ustad Vilayat Khan in Kadambari and Rasiya Man Behkaye for M.B. Srinivasan in Malyalam film, Manju. ■ He also sang Kaise Kahoon Kuch Kehna Sakoon from Tamil film Nandu in 1981, composed by Ilayaraja. ■ For his independent albums, Bhupi collaborated with Gulzar for Surmayi Raat, Yaad-E-Mehboob with Jagjit and Chitra Singh whereas with wife Mitali Singh he had series of albums. ■ Director Chetan Anand wanted Bhupi to be the singing actor and even wrote Aakhri Khat for him. But he was not interested in acting. The film went on to be the debut movie for actor Rajesh Khanna. ■ THE FILMY HITS Songs Rut Jawan Jawan Raat Meherbaan Dil Dhoondta Hai Naam Gum Jayega Ek Akela Is Shaher Mein Thodi Si Zameen Kabhi Kisi Ko Muqammal Jahan Karoge Yaad Huzur Is Kadar Kisi Nazar Ko Films Aakhri Raat Mausum Kinara Gharaonda Sitara Ahista Ahista Bazaar Masoom Aitbaar Year 1966 1975 1977 1977 1980 1981 1982 1983 1985 THE RIGHT CHORDS Songs as guitarist Dum Maro Dum Chingari Koi Bhadke Beeti Na Bitai Raina Chura Liya Hai Tumne Tum Jo Mil Gaye Ho Mehbooba Chalte Chalte Film Hare Rama Hare Krishna Amar Prem Parichay (also singer) Yaadon Ki Baaraat Hanste Zakhm Sholay Chalte Chalte Year 1971 1972 1972 1973 1973 1975 1976 Thodi Si Zameen (Sitara) Beeti Na Bitai Raina (Parichay) Do Deewane Shaher Mein (Gharaonda) Huzoor Is Kadar (Masoom) TRIBUTE IN TWEETS What a sad news that we have lost one of our dearest friends from our struggling days, our beloved #BhupinderSingh. A great loss for all his fans, well wishers, supporters & the music industry. My heartfelt condolences & prayers for his family in these grieving times. — Shatrughan Sinha Deeply saddened about the demise of Bhupinder ji. His voice brought joy to millions and had a uniqueness. Condolences to his family. RIP Bhupinder ji, Om Shanti. — Ajay Devgn Saddened to hear the demise of Legendary Singer Bhupinder Singh ji. Was fortunate enough to work with him in our National Award winning film #TrafficSignal. My heartfelt condolences to his family members & admirers. #OmShanti. — Madhur Bhankarkar Thank You Sir for educating us in the finer difference of a mere voice & a voice with a Soul! Also Thank You for some of the Best Guitar Riffs ever composed in Indian Film Music. Rest in Glory!! #BhupinderSingh You were so so unique. — Nikhil Dwivedi In memoriam #BhupinderSingh ji. A with a voice from a gentler time. Tragically poetic that he should follow Lataji, as he did so beautifully in the song #NaamGumJaayega composed by #RDBurman and written by Gulzar saab. Unki awaaz hi pehchaan hai, aur hamesha yaad rahegi. — Vishal Dadlani Dil dhoondta hai phir wohi fursat ke raat din..the man with the velvet voice.. Bhupendra Singh is no more. — Shekhar Suman Extremely saddened to hear about #BhupinderSingh sir’s demise! May his beautiful soul rest in peace. — Armaan Malik, singer The legendary and respected singer #BhupinderSingh ji has left for his heavenly abode leaving us with his beautiful memories. He has sung countless hit songs, Meri aawaz hi pehchan hai with @lata_mangeshkar ji, Biti Na Bitai Raina, Dil Dhundta Hai and Kisi Nazar Ko Tera Intezaar Aaj Bhi Hai.— Mika Singh Ek Akela Is Shaher Main (Gharaonda) Dil Dhoondta Hai (Mausam) “Deeply saddened by the news that #BhupinderSingh ji has passed away. ‘Bhupi-Da’, as we lovingly referred to him was blessed with a haunting voice, was a beautiful guitarist & indeed, an incredibly warm soul. My heartfelt condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.” — Adanan Sami, musician Badalon Se (Satya) Mani Ratnam admitted to hospital Manushi joins Adnan says Alvida team Tehran The singer-composer deletes all his After releasing John Abraham’s look which received a lot of positive response, the makers of Tehran have now shared another exciting development regarding the action thriller. Manushi Chhillar now joins John Abraham on location for the film’s shoot. Based on true events, Tehran has been generating a buzz ever since its announcement. A Maddock Films production in association with Bake My Cake Films, Tehran has been directed by Arun Gopalan, written by Ritesh Shah and Ashish Prakash Verma, produced by Dinesh Vijan, Shobhna Yadav and Sandeep Leyzell. Mani Ratnam has been admitted to a private hospital in Chennai as he was running high fever. The earlier symptoms indicated Covid. However, his Covid test came out negative. The filmmaker is stable now and will be discharged from the hospital in a day or so. Mani has been reportedly working on the post-production work of his forthcoming film Ponniyin Selvan. c m y b Instagram posts Adnan Sami has deleted all his posts from his Instagram handle. It has surely left Adnan’s fans in shock. Moreover, Adnan has shared only one post which says ‘Alvida’. Fans are wondering what has happened to Adnan and why such a post. While one fan wrote, “Are you alright?”, another commented, “Is everything fine?” One more user wrote, “Why are you saying alvida? The singer and music composer had recently created a wave among netizens when he posted images of his unreal transformation.
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