Condoling the death of legendary playback singer Shamshad Begum, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said the industry had lost its "golden voice", while Lata Mangeshkar remembered her as a "nice and happy soul".
Shamshad Begum, who had been ailing for the past few months, died Tuesday. She was 94.
"The golden voice of Shamshad Begum, playback singer of great eminence in some of the most historic film songs... now silent... RIP," Big B tweeted.
Music-director and composer Anand Raj Anand, who has given hits like "Jalebi bai", "Ganpat", and "Ishq Samandar", makes songs after observing the body language of actors, but admits that if the melody and punch are not right, no one can make a song a hit.
"I observe the body language of the actors and make songs accordingly. I am making songs for everyone," Anand said.
"I have observed Ranbir Kapoor's body language and have made songs for him and for Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan too," he added.
Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Monday expressed sadness at the death of renowned violinist Lalgudi Jayaraman, calling him one of the greatest violinists of South Indian music.
"It is really sad that Lalgudi Jayaraman has passed away. He was one of the greatest violinists of South Indian music," Khan said in a condolence message.
Recalling his duets with Jayaraman across the world, Khan said "he was like my elder brother".
"Our first duet was in Chennai. We performed duets all over the world... Lalgudi also played duet with Vilayat khan in Chennai".
Music label Sony Music Entertainment has signed a three-film deal with Balaji Motion Pictures for the movie banner's upcoming projects "Shootout At Wadala", "Ek Thi Daayan" and "Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi".
The music albums of the three films are expected to hit the stands soon.
"The Sony Music team is very proactive, passionate and forward thinking, and have worked on some of the biggest Bollywood hits in recent times. We are glad to be associating with them on three important films," Tanuj Garg, CEO, Balaji Motion Pictures, said in a statement.
Singer Lata Mangeshkar felicitated younger sister Asha Bhosle with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award at a function that saw all the Mangeshkar siblings come together.
Asha, known for evergreen songs like "Dum maro dum", "Mehbooba mehbooba", "Mera kuch saaman", "Piya tu ab to aaja", "Chura liya hai tum ne" and "Dil cheez kya hai" during her six-decade career, performed live for three hours Sunday night.
Asha, 79, who was rewarded Rs.100,000, said she would add some more money and donate the entire amount to those affected by the drought here.