This interview is a must-watch: The place was once Amit Kumar when Kishore Kumar were given a cardiac arrest? The place is Leena Chandavarkar and what’s she doing lately? What did Kishore Kumar no longer like about his son Amit Kumar? Anecdotes about Lata Mangeshkar, Bappi Lahiri or even Asha Bhosle! Plus, nonetheless loads extra on this unstable and truthful Video Interview under! Watch.
Listed below are the excerpts from the interview:
We remaining met in 2016. You continue to glance the similar. You’re simply again from the Pyarelal Nites in the United States the place Zeenat Aman, Padmini Kolhapure and Rati Agnihotri have been additionally provide. Proper?
Oh, sure. I were given 7 songs on that excursion and I had a whale of a time. The reaction was once extraordinary. We sang a number of songs from the 70s and 80s and everybody nonetheless loves the ones numbers, do not they?
Final time, you instructed me that your father (Kishore Kumar) instructed you that you just must transfer away whilst you stop to have a laugh on this line. Have you made a decision to transport away?
What if an ideal be offering comes alongside?
Be offering aayega bhi nahi, be offering aana bhi nahi chahiye (I may not get an be offering and I should not). I’m so engrossed in my YouTube channel. I really like doing my very own compositions. Why do you need me to return to that jungle? It is a position the place all people cross up after which cross down. Not anything unsuitable with that, regardless that. However sure, my father was once an exception to that. His profession didn’t spiral downwards in his later days. I be mindful Laxmikant Pyarelal speaking to him about this.
Do you pay attention to lately’s songs?
Are you asking about in style Hindi song? No, I do not. That doesn’t imply I’m an average particular person. It merely stems from the truth that I’m not more within the rat race. I do not even pay attention to the songs of my father or the songs of Rafi saab, Lata ji and Asha ji. It is simply that I’m drastically busy with my very own compositions that I’m shelling out frequently. You should learn the feedback I get under my songs. It is so heartwarming to learn what folks write. I’m in a cheerful house.
Glance, let me put it exactly. It’s not that i am a monster who has closed the doorways to an ideal be offering. What I in large part imply is that It’s not that i am going to move out with a begging bowl.
Let’s speak about Lata ji. When did you remaining meet her?
We weren’t involved. I feel I met her remaining about 8/9 years in the past. We sang a duet for YouTube about 15 years in the past. It became out to be a superhit. No longer simply Lata ji however even Asha ji has sung in my compositions.
I used to be no longer very with regards to Lata ji. It was once a dating of immense recognize. She was once no longer one of the vital biggest however the biggest.
However her first assembly with my father was once very attention-grabbing. She first noticed him in an area educate and noticed a skinny guy with a muffler, swinging from side to side. She then noticed that he was once in the similar tanga that she had were given into. She questioned who this guy was once and whether or not he was once following her. She rushed into Bombay Talkies. She instructed Khemchand Prakash that the skinny guy had entered the studio. He instructed her, ‘Arre, yeh to Kishore hai, Ashok (Kumar) ka chhota bhai hai. He’s an excellent singer. I’ve deliberate a duet tune of you two in combination’. That is how the tune ‘Kaun Aaya’ from the Dev Anand starrer ‘Ziddi’ took place.
So far as their relation with every different was once involved, it was once at all times excellent. Lata ji was once reserved however she was once very witty with buddies. She shared many jokes with my father. I will’t speak about the ones jokes, however their rapport was once so just right that they might even sense what any song director was once going to inform them subsequent.
And, let me let you know, she steadily gave me pointers and motivated me so much.
Which tune of Lata ji do you assume was once her very best?
That is an excessively tricky query, however I shall make a choice ‘Khoobsurat Haseena’ from ‘Mr X in Bombay’. If truth be told, I had long gone for its recording. Dad had instructed me that Lataji will get offended very quickly. Now, he had instructed me so as a result of he sought after me to be very quiet on the recording studio. So, I used to be sitting very closed and reserved. She got here as much as me and requested ‘Aise kyun baithe ho?’ (laughs).
The place have been you when Kishore Kumar passed on to the great beyond (October 13, 1987)?
I used to be in Toronto on a excursion with Govinda and Neelam. Khulbushan Kharbanda and Asrani have been additionally with us. It was once our remaining display on that excursion, when sarcastically that day Asrani requested me to pay a tribute to my father. That was once in truth the night time, someday ahead of he passed on to the great beyond (October 12, 1987).
Subsequent day, whilst we have been on the point of depart, my cousin (Deb Mukherjee) known as and after that, he could not say the rest. I all at once began getting a couple of extra calls from Bombay and so they have been all asking, ‘Amit, when are you coming again to Bombay?’. I may sense one thing was once unsuitable, nevertheless it was once most effective after a couple of mins that I were given a choice from Shakti Samanta that instructed me concerning the unlucky information. Dad had two middle assaults ahead of that.
Shaktida stated, ‘Amit, Kishore is not more, he’s long gone’. It was once most effective after Shaktida’s name that Govinda, Asrani and everybody else at the excursion began entering my room.
In order that they knew it via then?
Sure, they knew it. However they did not know the way to inform me.
My Dad had requested me to shop for numerous English motion pictures from Toronto. The ones have been the times of video cassettes. I went and purchased all of it. I nonetheless have the ones cassettes. My Dad was once a movie buff.
Your father and also you had an ideal bond. However it’s stated that he had temper swings from time to time. Did he get offended with you?
He was once offended with me after I began smoking and he stuck me. Then I began consuming and he was once disappointed. He sought after me to be No.1, he had his causes. He stated that smoking and consuming would break the feel of my voice. He liked me immensely.
Did you obey?
No, I did not. I used to inform him, ‘Dad, everybody cannot be as just right as you’. When the clock struck 7 pm, he would say ‘jao, jaakar peeo (cross have a drink)’. He hated smoking and consuming. Even if Panchamda (RD Burman) smoked, he would depart from the room.
So he would taunt you about your beverages and cigarettes?
Sure. And he had each and every proper to take action. However he by no means raised his hand on me.
Would you compromise that whilst you and your Dad sang in the similar tune, ya’ll sounded an identical?
Ab primary unka ansh hoon, toh woh toh hona hello tha (I’m his son, that was once sure to occur). I’d give credit score to RD Burman and Laxmikant Pyarelal who would stay egging me to to not reproduction him and expand my very own taste.
Inform me one example when your father was once provide at your recording…
I can by no means overlook my first tune when he was once sitting there with Raj Kapoor. Woh dono bak bak kar rahe the (They have been yapping away). I used to be making a song ‘Yeh Ladki Zara Si’ for ‘Love Tale’ with Asha ji. Dad’s consideration was once each ways- no matter I used to be making a song and no matter Raj ji was once telling him. He all at once instructed RD Burman ‘yeh toh koi dukaan mein baniye ki tarah ga raha hai, ajeeb ga raha hai (he is making a song like some shopkeeper, he is making a song weirdly)’. I instructed him ‘toh aap log jao na (why do not you permit)’. And so they stated, ‘chalo chalo, jaate hain (let’s cross)’. And so they each sweetly left (smiles).
Did Rajesh Khanna seek advice from your house the place Kishore Kumar and he would have making a song classes?
Rajesh Khanna and my father had a marvelous bond. Dad’s first tune for Rajesh Khanna was once ‘Roop Tera Mastana’. I be mindful RD Burman pitching for my Dad’s voice in ‘Aradhana’. SD Burman was once nonetheless wavering on it.
The movie clicked in a large way and that marked the comeback of my father as a complete fledged playback singer. However he by no means preferred the phrase ‘playback’. I do not know why.
It was once stated that Kishore Kumar and Mohd Rafi have been opponents…
That contention was once wholesome. They’d nice recognize for every different.
I’ve heard that Mohd Rafi had began making a song very much less as your father began flooding the song scene. After which, Nasir Hussain went to Mohd Rafi and coaxed him to sing ‘Kya Hua Tera Vaada’ in ‘Hum Kisise Kum Nahin’ telling him that this tune would win him the Nationwide Award. And it did! And, after that, Mohd Rafi made a gigantic comeback…
Sure, however I in point of fact do not know a lot about this. However sure, Rafi saab got here again in a large approach after that, after a duration of seven years. It occurs.
Who have been you closest to when it got here to actors?
Kumar Gaurav. We batted in combination for five years.
After doing a superhit movie like ‘Naam’, Kumar Gaurav is not at the appearing scene lately. What do you assume went unsuitable in his profession? How did motion pictures get started drying up on him?
I do not believe anyone can solution this.
Excluding Lataji, we misplaced yet one more legend from the song trade, just lately – Bappi Lahiri…
Bappida gave me many songs. Maximum of them have been large hits- ‘Sailaab’, ‘Afsana Pyar Ka’, ‘Ilzaam’. He made his personal position within the rat race with RD Burman, Laxmikant Pyarelal and Kalyanji Anandji. He performed like a King and he succeeded. Hila diya tha unhone (he had shaken up everybody). He had conquered the South trade as neatly.
My Dad liked him and guided him. Bappi Lahiri’s mom was once with regards to my father’s sister. Dad had a different comfortable nook for Bappida. Bappida used to at all times credit score my father for his nice run.
I’ve heard that Kalyanji Anandji, Laxmikant Pyarelal and RD Burman began feeling insecure when Bappi Lahiri burst at the scene…
After all, they have been.
Had been you conscious that Bappida was once ill?
I had learnt he had gotten smaller COVID however that was once a lot ahead of his loss of life. I did not cross to his position when he passed on to the great beyond. I really like to keep in mind folks in a definite approach. I love to have the recollections in my middle, reasonably in a different way.
Madhubala’s sister Madhur Bhushan is rooting for a biopic on Madhubala. Will have to a biopic on Madhubala be made?
Why no longer? Biopic toh sab ka banta hai aajkal (It is somewhat commonplace to have a biopic made this present day). We’re doing a biopic on my father as neatly.
With Anurag Basu and Ranbir Kapoor as the excitement was once a couple of years in the past?
No, now we’re going to produce it ourselves. We have now began writing it.
Final time, you instructed me that you just by no means puzzled your father about his 4 marriages (Ruma Ghosh, Madhubala, Yogeeta Bali, Leena Chandavarkar). Six years down the road, I’m nonetheless questioning the way you by no means requested him: ‘Why once more, Dad? Why once more?’
I by no means requested him. It was once his private lifestyles. He at all times sought after a circle of relatives. He was once a circle of relatives guy. It was once simply that he was once misunderstood.
The day my folks divorced, he buried his Morris Minor automotive on this bungalow. He had purchased it with my mom after his first movie as a hero – ‘Andolan’. That was once Kishore Kumar!
What’s Leena Chandavarkar doing this present day? Does not she cross out?
No, she does not cross out. She writes songs for me. And, she writes fantastically. She is a great author.
No urge to behave once more?
No, she has no urge to behave once more. Now, let me sing one of the vital songs Leena ji wrote for me a couple of days in the past: Tinka hoon primary aur yeh jahan hai sagar, dubaya gaya phir bhi dooba nahin hoon.
So obtrusive from this interview. Tinka, this is you, isn’t going to drown. That is the spirit…