PM Modi Knows How To Respect Artistes


He didn’t have to do it. But PM Modi paid a visit to  the yesteryears’ screen queen Vyajanthimala’s residence  in Chennai  last week.

It was a flash visit that left the 90-year old dancing diva deeply moved.

  A  source close to Vyajanthimalaji reveals, “It was a warm gesture from Modiji. And the least expected. She was very touched. At  a  time when she feels  most of her own ilk(actors,dancers,artistes) have forgotten her, she got this  life-affirming knock on the door. Modiji knows how to respect artistes.”

The  Prime Minister is indeed  a connossieur  of the arts. His bonding with  Lataji until her death was  known to all.  Calling Lataji his ‘Badi Bahen’ PM Modi  said she was  not only elder in  umr(age)but  also by her karm(deeds). PM Modi spoke of  Lataji’s saralta(simplicity).

 The PM  also  spoke  about  how that one voice of  Lata Mangeshkar ties  up  the entire  Indian ethos  from pre-Partition days to present times.

 Vyjayanthimala too is  a  huge  fan of Lataji’s voice.

In  a recent  interaction with this writer she  said,  “I cannot imagine what  my performances  in my best films  Madhumati, Sadhana, Sangam, Devdas and Ganga Jamuna  would have been without Lataji’s songs. Her songs certainly added an extra dimension to my  performances. I am not surprised to know that Modiji has a deep fondness for Lataji. He is a man  of highly refined aesthetics.”

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