Neha Kakkar donates Rs 5 lakh to veteran lyricist Santosh Anand on ‘Indian Idol 12’
Singer Neha Kakkar will donate Rs 5 lakh to veteran Bollywood lyricist Santosh Anand during an upcoming episode of Indian Idol 12 after the lyricist speaks of how he is battling a tough financial situation and has incurred debts.
Neha is a judge on the singing reality show, and Anand will appear as a guest with musician Pyarelal of the legendary composer duo of Laxmikant-Pyarelal. The duo had worked with Anand in classics as ‘Prem Rog’, ‘Roti Kapada Aur Makaan’, and ‘Shor’ in the past.
Speaking about the same, an emotional Neha said, “I would like to give you Rs 5 lakh as a small gesture and would also like to request the Indian entertainment industry to give Santosh Ji some work as he has been such a crucial part of our industry. It’s our duty to help our colleagues in their bad times.”
Her co-judge, composer Vishal Dadlani, then asks Anand to share a few of his songs with him. Vishal will help Anand release the songs.
In the episode, Neha also sings Anand’s immortal creation ‘Ek pyaar ka naghma hai’, which he had penned for the 1972 Manoj Kumar film ‘Shor’. Laxmikant-Pyarelal had originally recorded the song in two versions, in the voices of Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh.
In other news, as a Valentine’s Day gift to his wife Neha Kakkar, Rohanpreet Singh got a tattoo of her name. The couple took to their Instagram pages in which he could be seen flaunting the tattoo which reads as “Nehu’s Man’.
Neha had shared the photos and wrote, “My Valentine gave me the Best Gift Ever!!!! Itnaaaa Pyaar Baby??? I asked him, ‘baby Pain hua hoga?’ He replied: Not at all, I kept singing Your Songs Nehu Babu @rohanpreetsingh Yes You’re #NehusMan and I’m Yours Now and Forever!!!! Love You The Most Babyyyy!!!! Happy Valentines Day Dear #NeHearts #NehuPreet.”