It was in July, 2019, when a video of an old lady named Ranu Mondal crooning to a Lata Mangeshkar song went viral on the web. The video saw the woman in distressed clothes at Kolkata railway station singing Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai (Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh's song from the 1972 film Shor). In no time the woman's charismatic voice was loved by millions and she became a sensation. Later, the lady also got her first musical break in Bollywood, thanks to Himesh Reshammiya. Now, call it a magic of sorts, Ranu recently recorded another song with 90s supreme, Udit Narayan for Himesh's upcoming movie, Happy Hardy and Heer. The song is titled as Keh Rahi Hai Nazdeekiyaan.

Sharing a snippet from the song recording, Himesh posted a video on his Instagram and wrote, "I should collaborate with the most talented, unique and unconventional talents of the industry. Legendary, Divine and Majestic - featuring Udit Narayan, Ranu Mondal, Paayal Dev and Himesh Reshammiya. Expect the unexpected on this most auspicious day for the Indian Music Industry, Our Dearest Lata Ji’s Birthday. Lots of Love and Thanks again for all your support." The clip also features singer Paayal Dev. Late Mangeshkar on Viral Sensation Ranu Mondal: 'Imitation Is Not a Reliable and Durable Companion for Success'.

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Talking about his decision to give Ranu a chance, Himesh had earlier said that it was because of an advise he recieved from Salman Khan's father Salim Khan years ago. Salim Khan had told Himesh that if he ever comes across a very talented person, he should keep that person close to him. Himesh described Ranu as 'God's gift' which should be shared with the world. Indeed she is!

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