Singer Vaishali Samant who has sung many chartbusters in Marathi and Hindi (A R Rahman's 'Chalka Chalka Re' in Saathiya and 'Taal Se Taal Mila' in Taal) is all set to compose music for a Marathi film based on the life of the 19th century social reformer Mahatma Jyotirao Phule.
Vaishali has convinced the reclusive Nightingale Lata Mangeshkar to record a song in Marathi for the film. The recording is to be held on Wednesday. This would be a rare song of Lataji tuned by a lady composer.
And then with a mischievous smile, Lataji says, "Oh yes, there is one more female music composer I've sung for. I was very very closely associated with her. Her name was Anand Ghan."
Anand Ghan was the pseudonym Lataji had adopted to compose music in 4 Marathi films: 1960 – Ram Ram Pavhana, 1963 – Maratha Tituka Melvav, 1963 –Mohityanchi Manjula 1965 – Sadhi Manase and 1969 – Tambadi Mati.