Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar's reaction to Ranu Mondal, stating that "imitation is not a reliable and durable companion for success" has disappointed many fans and sparked outrage on the internet.

Earlier, on being asked about Mondal's experiences, Lata Mangeshkar was quoted as saying, "Agar mere naam aur kaam se kissiko bhala hota hai toh main apne-aap ko khush-kismat samajhti hoon (If anyone gets benefited from my name and work then I feel fortunate). But I also feel imitation is not a reliable and durable companion for success. By singing my songs or Kishoreda's (Kumar), or (Mohd) Rafi Saab's, or Mukesh Bhaiyya or Asha's (Bhosle) numbers, aspiring singers can get short-term attention. But it won't last."

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Her comments have sparked outrage among her fans, who called them rude and unnecessary. Several took to Twitter to voice their disapproval. “Why is #LataMangeshkar behaving like a typical old cranky lady of any Indian society? We have to support people like # RanuMondal, what's with the behavior? Jealousy or insecurity? Pathetic!” wrote one. 

“Not a single word of appreciation for the poor lady who wanted nothing but two square meals for singing a song. Such shallowness is not expected from a person of this stature and age as Lataji”, wrote another.

Here're some more tweets.

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For those who are living under the rock, let me tell you who Ranu Mondal is. She is a lady who rose to fame after a video of hers went viral on social media wherein she was singing Lata Mangeshkar’s popular song Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai. She has recorded three tracks for singer-composer Himesh Reshammiya.

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