Nightingales of India

Nightingales of India
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Summary

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown tells the story of sisters Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle, Bollywood vocalists whose careers have risen in parallel with the development of the Hindi film industry since the late 1930s. An interview with Lata reveals the star, now in her 80s, shouldered the responsibility of supporting her family at the tender age of 13, and led a simple and quiet life despite the fame - unlike her passionate sibling, whose own past featured tales of teenage elopement, affairs and divorce.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Contributor Lata Mangeshkar
Producer Mohini Patel
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