Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri’s latest released film ‘The Kashmir Files’ has been smashing all records at the box office. In just ten days, the movie- based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley during the 1990s has crossed Rs. 200 crore mark at BO and has overshadowed all other releases. But do you know the late legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar had agreed to sing a song for The Kashmir Files? Yes, you read that right! Lata had reportedly promised Vivek to sing a folk song for the film.
In an early interview with ETimes TV, Vivek had revealed that he approached Lata Mangeshkar to sing a song, which he had recorded from a Kashmiri singer, for the film. As Lata was quite close to Pallavi Joshi, who played an important role in the movie, agreed to sing a folk song. The filmmaker was quoted as saying, “Kashmir Files doesn’t have any songs, it is a tragic, epic drama but it is also a tribute to the genocide victims. I actually recorded a folk song from a Kashmiri singer and we wanted Lata didi to sing that. She had stopped singing for films and had retired but we requested her. She was close to Pallavi (Joshi) and she agreed to sing for our movie.”