Singer Usha Timothy deserted her Bollywood career four decades and vowed never to return. Now, after she will be seen after 45 years, she will be lending her voice for an upcoming movie Lakhon Hain Yahan Dilwale.
Usha has sung 1,000 songs in multiple Indian languages such as Hindi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Bhojpuri and Marathi etc.
According to the sources, Usha entered the Bollywood scene early in the 60s. Humble by nature and a talented prospect back then, she was approached by many directors and producers. Known for her trademark high pitched voice, she was discovered by music greats Kalyanji-Anandji and recorded her first duet, Tu Chhat Pe Khadi Thi, with another Bollywood great Mohammed Rafi.
She also sang for Lakshmikant Pyarelal and other big names of the 60s and 70s, but never got her rightful dues. She left the industry crushes and disappointed, and vowed never to return.
She stayed true to her words and never sang for a single movie, till director Munnawar Bhagat cajoled her back to the studio after 45 years. She is lending her voice for his upcoming movie Lakhon Hain Yahan Dilwale. She had left as a 25 year old and returned as a 70 year old!
In the movie, she has sung the old classics as they need to be sung.
Bhagat reprised and remastered many of Bollywood classics. A fan of yester years singers and composers, he long wished to incorporate a few of their masterpieces in a full length feature film. With the movie he pays a homage to them.
The list includes sadabahar songs like Laagi Choote Na, Raat Ke Humsafar, as well as the title track Laakhon Hain Yahan Dilwale to name a few. The director specially acquired the rights of the songs.
Lakhon Hain Yahan Dilwale is directed and produced by Munnawar Bhagat and stars Bollywood baddie Aditya Pancholi.