Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Music director Aadesh Shrivastava critical; Lata Mangeshkar prays for his life!

Melody Queen and Bharat Ratna, Lata Mangeshkar has expressed her anguish for music director Aadesh Shrivastava, who is battling with cancer at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. 

After reports of Aadesh Shrivastava’s cancer deterioration splashed in media Lata Mangeshkar immediately took to twitter to express her concern for the brilliant music director. In her tweet she wrote, “I have just come to know that Aadesh Shrivastava’s condition is critical. I pray to Almighty that he soon recovers.”

Meanwhile doctors treating Aadesh Shrivastava at the hospital have confirmed that he is passing through a critical stage. A doctor briefing media said, “Aadesh Shrivastava is in a very serious condition as this is the third attack and the cancer has spread all throughout his body.”


“He is not responding to the medicines and injections but we are hopeful that with more doses he may recover. This is a massive relapse and we are hoping he will pull through,” informed a doctor. 

Initially the family had hidden the news from media but no sooner the news was out many personalities from Bollywood have been pouring to express their concern. Prominent among them are singer Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Shekhar Suman, lyricist Prasoon Joshi, film director J.P. Dutta, Shekhar Kapur, Suchitra Krishnamoorthy, Poonam Dhillon, Anu Mallik, Jaspinder Narula, Abhijeet and many others. In fact even the Bachchans along actress Shilpa Shetty and Preity Zinta have visited him. 

Lalit Pandit, whose sister and former actress Vijeta Pandit is married to Aadesh informed, “The doctors have turned down surgery as blood palates are low. Also the latest technology based injections that were brought from America have not worked much on him.” 

He lamented, “His condition is gradually declining from worse to worst. Though he recognizes everybody but he is not been able to get up from the bed. The last 12 days have been very painful for him. He could walk and talk earlier but now he is completely bed ridden.” 

Aadesh Shrivastava has composed music for many super hit films like CHALTE CHALTE, BAABUL, BAGHBAN, KABHI KHUSHI KABHIE GHAM, and RAAJNEETI among others.

Raaga.Com prays for his quick recovery.

Telugu Superstar Ravi Teja declines film opposite Amitabh Bachchan for his passion in Tollywood

When there is an unprecedented craze among regional cinema actors to make a mark in Bollywood, Telugu Superstar Ravi Teja, has declined a film opposite Star of Millennium Amitabh Bachchan! 

It may come as a stunner because working opposite Amitabh Bachchan is every actor’s dream. Hence Ravi Teja’s decision to turn down film offer opposite Amitabh Bachchan may be termed by many as simply ‘ridiculous’. Some may even term it as Ravi Teja’s arrogance but Ravi Teja explains the real reason. 

He says, “Yes, it’s true I have been offered a film opposite Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan) but I declined the offer because frankly speaking till date not a single South Indian star has been able to make his presence felt in Bollywood. So why should I make a fun of myself when I'm doing so well for myself in Andhra?"


He informs, “It’s just not a film opposite Amitji that I have declined, I get several offers from Bollywood filmmaker but I purposely decline them as I am contented working in Telugu filmdom so much so that Bollywood never really fascinates me.” 

“Further I have observed that unlike Telugu films that are completed quickly, Bollywood films, take lot of time to wrap up. Hence for a busy actor like me hanging up in a Bollywood project will be troublesome for me,” he argues.

“However I'm open to doing multi-starrers in Hindi. I don't mind sharing screen space with some top star in Bollywood,” he quips. 

It may be noted that Ravi Teja, who is on cloud nine thanks to the stupendous success of his latest film KICK 2 recently rubbed shoulders with Bollywood mega star Salman Khan, who played the lead in the Hindi remake of Ravi Teja’s KICK. 

The duo met at Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi's 60th birthday bash and shared a healthy relation.