Ranu Mondal became an overnight Internet sensation after a video of her singing one of Lata Mangeshkar’s songs at Ranaghat railway station went viral. The lady got an opportunity to sing a song, Teri Meri Kahaani with Himesh Reshammiya.
Well now, Ranu has recently made some shocking revelations about her life and her connection with late Bollywood actor Feroz Khan.
While talking to IANS, Ranu revealed that she wasn’t always poor and was born in a well-off family. “I wasn’t born on a footpath. I belonged to a well-to-do family but it was my destiny. I got separated from my parents when I was just six months old.”
Ranu Mondal reveals she was a helper
Her grandmother was there by her side, but life wasn’t easy. “We had a house but you know you need people to maintain it. There were so many days of loneliness. I struggled a lot but always believed in God. I used to sing according to situations. It wasn’t to get singing opportunities, just for the love of singing,” said Mondal.
“I used to learn songs from Lata Mangeshkar. She didn’t teach me but I learnt from the radio and cassettes,” she recalled.
Ranu revealed that she and her husband used to work at late actor Feroz Khan‘s house years back. She said, “We shifted from West Bengal to Mumbai after marriage. My husband worked at filmstar Feroz Khan’s house as a cook. His son Fardeen was in college at that time. They used to treat us very well, like family members.”
“I am very happy and feeling great. I have already recorded five to six songs. The thing is, music facilities in Mumbai mean a lot to me. They are important. To commute to and from my home to Mumbai on plane is also difficult. It would have been good had there been a house in Mumbai. But I don’t have to think about it. God is there,” she said.
There were reports about superstar Salman Khan gifting a flat to her. “I haven’t met Salman till now. But his movie ‘Tere Naam’ is very good,” she said, denying getting any gift from him.
Ranu Mandal, a singer who used to sing songs of Lata Mangeshkar sitting on the platform of Ranaghat station is now an internet sensation.
She was also invited on the sets of Superstar Singer recently. Ranu also got a makeover recently at a beauty parlor. Her transformation photos also went viral on the internet.