Another love story have come out from the Bollywood, this time it is the melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, reports have said that Lata ji had an affair with Bhupen Hazarika.
The statement was given by Bhupen Hazarika’s wife Priyamvada Patel Hazarika in a private interview to a TV channel before the Assamese balladeer’s first death anniversary on November 5.
In her interview with the DY365 aired on Saturday prime time, she said, “Lata started a big affair with him.”
She hinted that it was Lata, due to which she left the balladeer Bhupen Hazarika. Further, Priyamvada said Bhupen and Lata shared one of the three bedrooms in their Tollygunje apartment whenever she came to Kolkata.
At one stage, music director duo Kalyanji-Anandji told her in Gujarati that it was futile to stay up late expecting Bhupen to return to her bedroom.
Further, Priyamvada Patel Hazarika said, “Lata was crazy after him, and he told me Priyam in India if a musician wants to come up, his songs have to be sung by Lata Mangeshkar. I asked why should you be in the room with her the whole night, he said ketiyaba koribo laage (sometimes you have to do it)”
Meanwhile, people in Assam are known with the relationship of Lata Mangeshkar-Bhupen Hazarika.
In his autobiography Moi Eti Jajabor (I am a Nomad), Bhupen Hazarika penned down about a big Mumbai-based singer in his life.
He wrote, “I asked Priyam what happened, and she said maanuhjone kotha eta koley bhaal nalagil (I didn’t like what she said). What did she say, I asked again. Priyam replied: ‘She told me her love for you is no less than mine as your wife’”