Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Runa Laila stormed Zee Bangla Mirakkel Program.

Renowned Bengali singer Runa Laila stormed Zee Bangla Mirakkel Program on 24th April 2013. She was invited as guest judge in the program. Mir Afsar Ali at the beginning sang her song “tumhe hona ho mujhko to itna yakeen hai” which was originally sung by Runa Laila. The song was picturized on Zarina Wahab in the film Gharonda. It was written by Gulzar, and composed by Jaidev. Gulzar directed the film. In the mid-70s Runa Laila was used by a number of composers in Mumbai in Bollywood films. Mir Afsar Ali asked Runa Laila why did she fade away from Bollywood industry and concentrate in music in Bangladesh. She in reply said that more restrictions came in the 1980s in respect of singers from other countries singing in India. So that led to less number of songs of Runa Laila in Bollywood films. In Gharonda her duet song with Bhupinder Singh also gained prominence. She sang the song “do diwane shahar me, raat me aur dopahar me”. It was composed by Jaidev again and picturized on Zarina Wahab and Amol Palekar. On request Runa Laila sang the song “o mera babu chail chabila mai to nachungi”. It was her popular song. She also sang the folk song “bondhu teen din tor barite gelam dekha pailam na”. It was a bengali folk song which she used to sing in all the functions in 1980s. She asked the other judges Rajatavo Dutta and Srilekha Mitra to also dance with her in those songs. They did so. Even the contestants like Sajal, Apurbo Roy danced with her in the songs sung by her. Mir anchored the program very well.

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