Salman on ‘gifting flat’ to Ranu Mondal: That’s false news

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Mumbai: Bollywood Salman Khan has denied gifting a flat to internet singing sensation Ranu Mondal.

Asked about the reports stating he had gifted Ranu a flat, Salman said on Monday evening: “That’s false news. Even I have heard this. What I have not done, there is no credit for that. I have done nothing like that.”

For quite some time, rumours were doing the rounds that the Bollywood superstar has gifted the singer a flat worth Rs 55 lakh. Some even speculated that he has gifted the roadside singer-turned-internet star a car.

Mondal, who used to make a living by singing at Ranaghat railway station in West Bengal, became an Internet sensation after her video of crooning the evergreen Lata Mangeshkar hit, “Ek pyaar ka nagma hai” went viral.

It also paved the way for her phenomenal rise from a street singer to a debutante playback singer in Bollywood.

Mondal has recorded a recreation of singer-composer Himesh Reshammiya’s song “Aashiqui Mein Teri”.

Shared an Instagram video from the recording session on Monday, Reshammiya wrote: “Production of the song is in progress, this is just a scratch. Thank you dear people of the globe for bringing this unadulterated smile on Ranuji’s face. Her versitality and confidence is growing with each song… ‘Aashiqui Mein Teri’ from ‘Happy Hardy and Heer’ is a proof. Lots of love, wishing all of you a very Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.”

(Agencies)