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The evergreen hummer of Bollywood: Kishore Kumar

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By Sreyashi Mazumdar

Donning a black shirt and a tattered pant with a neatly parted hairstyle, crooning away to ‘Ek ladki bheegi bhagi si’ in an implicit attempt at impressing her coveted lass, dallying his way out with expressions worth exemplifying his motive , the maverick- Kishore Kumar’s presence on camera stupefied the audience across the board. The bouts of flirtation and frivolity expounded through the song was nothing less than a rib-tickling platter with a coquettish flavor sprinkled on it.

Despite parting ways with the corporeal world, the music maestro- Abhas Kumar Gangualy a.k.a Kishore Kumar is still remembered for his vivacious songs and his eccentricity. “There has never been a talent like multi-faceted Kishore Kumar- a singer, a composer, poet, writer, director, producer, hero, script- writer and there never will be a talent like him ,” ruminated the melodious Lata Mangeshkar on Twitter.
Kicking off his journey on the 4th of August 1929 , the connoisseur started off as a chorus singer at Bombay talkies. As a result of his profound veneration for  K.L. Saigal, he used to often emulate him which he gradually fended off at S D Burman’s insistence.

Further, his gleeful yodeling, which was later imbibed by singers like Sonu Nigam, Abhijeet, K.K, was a trick that owes its popularity to the 50’s celebrated rockstar Jimmie Rodgers from whom Kishore Kumar inculcated the antic.

Even though he wasn’t a trained singer, Kishore Kumar did wonders. His first song was Chhota sa ghar hoga, which in spite of not being a hit gave a kick to his career graph. Songs like Zindagi ek safar hai suhana, Raat kali, Jhumru, Mere sapno ki rani etc brought in a different genre of songs which wasn’t ventured before his initiation in the B-town. The artist was bestowed with a series of awards for his contribution to Indian cinema.
The actor cum singer fleshed out snippets of eccentricity even in his personal life. “Beware of Kishore”- this is what the billboard outside his Warden Road flat read. However, while digging into his personal life, one might run into facts quite averse of his generalized characteristic traits.  Despite being a popular name he chose to take to reclusion. Further, he never wanted to become an actor owing to his penchant for singing.
Nevertheless his vivacity succeeded in enshrouding the gory reality of his life , thus putting forth a vibrant picture etched with hues of multifaceted emotions.
 His song “Chalte chalte …mere yeh geet yaad rakhna..” treads upon his foot prints, unleashing his ethereal presence through his evergreen tunes.
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What’s Common To Virat Kohli, Sania Mirza, Rajnikanth And Other Celebs?

Virat Kohli getting his beard insured.

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What's Common To Virat Kohli, Sania Mirza, Rajnikanth And Other Celebs?
What's Common To Virat Kohli, Sania Mirza, Rajnikanth And Other Celebs? Flickr

Life insurance is no big deal, but getting your body parts or other attributes insured is quite wacky. For celebrities, their bodily features serve as their means of livelihood and fame. So, it is only natural that they would be protective of their ‘assets’. With the buzz around Indian skipper, Virat Kohli getting his beard insured, the trend is gaining quite a momentum in India. Though, it has already been in practice in the West, with celebrities like Miley Cyrus (she got her tongue insured), Jennifer Lopez (has her voluptuous booty insured), Daniel Craig (got his whole body insured), and many others popularising the latest fad, Indian celebrities are joining their Western counterparts in protecting their features, too.

John Abraham

The handsome hunk, John Abraham, who gave us a tantalizing butt view in Dostana not only had his female friends ogling but also arrested the attention of an international insurer. They offered to ensure the Bollywood star’s derrière for a whopping Rs 10 crore to which he responded positively. Well, it is an ass-et and most expensive butt in Bollywood

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The film is jointly produced by JA Entertainment, Zee Studios and Kyta Productions. Flickr

Sunny Deol

Known for his ‘dhai kilo ka haath’, Sunny Deol got his voice and dialogue style copyrighted instead. Because he was disappointed when his voice and dialogue delivery was adopted for mimicry, which far exceeded permissible levels according to him.

Rajnikanth

There is nothing that Rajnikanth can’t do, especially in his films. Speak of Thalaiva and even the earth stands still (pun intended of course). The actor who, even today, has a crazy fan following, has got his voice insured and patented, followed by a petition he filed against a production house for personality right violation.

 Amitabh Bachchan

The Big B, Amitabh Bachchan, got really upset when he found out that the voice artists were using his baritone without the permission to sell certain products that he didn’t quite approve of. So, it was buzzed that Amitabh wants to get his voice copyrighted. Hence, Mr Bachchan got his voice tone insured and patented.

it was buzzed that Amitabh wants to get his voice copyrighted
it was buzzed that Amitabh wants to get his voice copyrighted. flickr

Priyanka Chopra

Everybody is aware of Priyanka Chopra’s pouty smile on which she has drawn up a copyright. As she seems to be of the opinion that her smile is very much her own, and no one has the right to copy it after she discovered the wrong ways of it getting used by doctors promising young girls to achieve ‘Priyanka Chopra Smile’ after necessary surgical tweaking.

Actress Priyanka Chopra attends the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Jay-Z on January 27, 2018 in New York City.
Actress Priyanka Chopra attends the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Jay-Z on January 27, 2018 in New York City.
 Mallika Sherawat

Known for her hourglass figure, Mallika Sherawat went a step ahead of all the other Bollywood divas and got her whole body insured. It is also believed that the actress spends hours on her body to keep it flawless.

Sania Mirza

Ace tennis player, Sania Mirza has reportedly got her hands insured, which are her greatest assets. Because tennis is a tough game and it involves a lot of hand movements and mind presence. Plus, we all have seen her create magic by winning trophies for the country.

Lata Mangeshkar

Known as the second nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar has given a number of hits and even lent her voice to generations of actresses since 1940s. While the amount remains unknown, it has been confirmed that she has got her melodic voice insured.

Lata Mangeshkar has got her melodic voice insured
Lata Mangeshkar has got her melodic voice insured. Flickr

Vijender Singh

India’s ace pugilist, Vijender Singh got his power-packed hands insured, as those are his main weapons in the game. The decision came after his medal-winning performance in 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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Rakhi Sawant

The controversial, outspoken actress, dancer, model and host, Rakhi Sawant loves herself more than anything else and everyone is well aware of it. In order to keep herself sexy always, she has apparently insured her derriere. (IANS)