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Jhaverchand Meghani will be in 'Ram Leela' credits: SLB Productions

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 - 11:48am IST | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: dna
The renowned Gujarati poet's 'Man Mor Bani Thanghat Kare' is included in the movie, but his name isn't.

Putting another ‘Ram Leela’ controversy to rest, Bhansali Productions has assured due credit will be given to renowned Gujarati poet, Jhaverchand Meghani, whose song ‘Man Mor Bani Thanghat Kare’ features in the epic love story.

Bhansali earlier hadn’t mentioned the late poet’s name in the movie’s credits. The ‘assurance’ letter from Bhansali Productions comes in response to strong objection raised by Meghani’s grandson, Pinaki Meghani, who runs Jhaverchand Meghani Smruti Sansthan in Ahmedabad. He had protested the song being labelled as ‘traditional’ with no due credit to his grandfather.

“With respect to your email, we acknowledge to provide Late Shri Jhaverchand Meghani ji credit in the opening credits of the film – ‘Goliyon ki Rasleela, Ram Leela’ – along with his photograph,” read the letter from Chetan Deolekar, executive producer with Bhansali Productions.

Pinaki said he is awaiting a written communication from Sanjay Leela Bhansali, director of ‘Ram Leela’. “It feels good to know that due respect will be given to him (Jhaverchand Meghani). I also prepared a sample and shared it with Bhansali which mentions about Rabindranath Tagore, whose work inspired my grandfather to write the song,” said Pinaki.

He also wished that Bhansali makes the correction and gives due credit to Jhaverchand Meghani in all audio-visual mediums where the song features. A further representation will still be made to bring the producer’s attention. Meghani’s ‘Man Mor Bani Thanghat Kare’ in the movie ‘Ram Leela’ is sung by Kutchi artist, Osman Mir, and it was Rabindranath Tagore’s famous poem, ‘Navvarsha’, that inspired the song. Meghani had first heard the poem in 1920 from Tagore. After Tagore’s death in 1941, he wrote ‘Man Mor Bani Thanghat Kare’ in 1944.

About the song
Gujarati poet Late Jhaverchand Meghani’s ‘Man Mor Bani Thanghat Kare’ in the movie ‘Ram Leela’ is sung by Kutchi artist, Osman Mir, and it was Rabindranath Tagore’s famous poem, ‘Navvarsha’, that inspired the song. Meghani had first heard the poem from Tagore in 1920. After Tagore’s death in 1941, he wrote ‘Man Mor Bani Thanghat Kare’ in 1944.




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