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    ! report abusePravir
    Pravir wrote on 27 Dec 2009

    Kishore Kumar had put a "Beware of Kishore" sign at the door of his Warden Road flat, where he stayed for some time while his bungalow was being done up. Once, the producer-director H. S. Rawail, who owed him some money, visited his flat to pay the dues. Kishore Kumar took the money, and when Rawail offered to shake hands with him, he reportedly put Rawail's hand in his mouth, bit it, and asked "Didn’t you see the sign?".

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    ! report abusePravir
    Pravir wrote on 14 Oct 2009

    Kishore Kumar got an admission in a prestigious college in Indore post his matriculation. He had acute stage fright then. He used to sing from behind the curtains and never faced the audience. When he left for Bombay, it is said that he owed an amount of Rs 5.75 to his college canteen. This probably may be the inspiration for the "Paanch Rupaiya Barah Aana " song in his 'Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi".

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    ! report abuseSwati Chatterjee
    Swati Chatterjeewrote on 02 Aug 2009

    Kishore Kumar was very fond of Sachin Dev Burman and used to respect him a lot. During a recording of his song, SD Burman had a heart attack, and was admitted to the hospital. Kishore Kumar rushed to the hospital and promised him to complete the recording. Not only he kept his promise, he sang it with such elan that it went on to become one of his signature song in the days to come -- "Badi sooni sooni hai..."

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    Swati Chatterjeewrote on 02 Aug 2009

    In another crazy incident, Kishore Kumar once drove straight to Khandala from the film set by his car. The director was apparently unmindful and forgot to say "CUT" in a car scene where Kishore was supposed to drive. Kishore Kumar started the car and kept driving as the director didnt say cut...

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    Swati Chatterjeewrote on 02 Aug 2009

    Kishore da was very particular about his renumerations. Once a producer paid him half in advance and said that he would like to pay the rest once the film is completed. The next day, Kishore Kumar shocked everybody when he appeared with half of his head and moustache shaved! and he told everybody that he would continue appearing like this in every shot until he is given the full amount!

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    Swati Chatterjeewrote on 02 Aug 2009

    Kishore Kumar was known for his pranks and caricatures. Once he started acting as if he had his son accompanying him everywhere. he would talk to the little kid and reply himself with a different voice. If he didnt like a song while recording, he would say in the child's voice "baba yeh gana achha nahi hai". Then he would say "nahin beta aise nahi bolte, ghar pe jake bolna" and so on. This continued for so long that his coleagues got used to his 'manas putra' (The child of imagination)

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    Dipen Guhawrote on 02 Jun 2009

    Kishore Kumar sang for Uttam Kumar for the first time in the film "Rajkumari"(1967). But audiences who had been used to Hemant Kumar and Manna Dey for the voice of Uttam rejected the venture.In 1974 the music director Shyamal Mitra made Kishore sing for Uttam Kumar in "Amanush". Both songs and the film became super-hit. The next movie "Ananda Ashram" enjoyed the same fortune. Uttam passed away and Kishore sang as a tribute "se jeno amar pase ajo bose achhe" (he seems sitting by me still today).

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    Dipen Guhawrote on 02 Jun 2009

    "Koi hota jisko apna"(Mere Apne), "O raat kuch ajib thi"(Khamoshi),"Geet gata hu mei"(LalPathhar), "Mere Naina sawanbhado"(Mehbooba)"O Sathi re tere bina kya jina"(Muqaddar ka Sikandar) "Dil Aaj sayer hai"(Gambler) "Koi laota de mere bite huye din'(Door Gagan ki Chhao me),"Ghoongroo ki tarha"(Chor Machaye shor)-- and the list is endless. The man who does not possess deep-rooted pathos within him, can never vent such touchy melodies. Something that Kishore failed to attain became a boon for him.

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    ! report abuseDipen Guha
    Dipen Guhawrote on 02 Jun 2009

    Kishor Kumar's acting calibre enabled him to synchronize his voice with that of the character he was going to sing for. As Mukesh was the soul-voice of Raj Kapoor, Kishore was, primarily for Dev Anand. Kishore added perfect shades and hues to his voice very much in consort with the styles and mannerisms of him. In seventies KIshore was meant for Rajesh Khanna whose romance and pathos in acing could be ventilated by Kishore.Then came the regime of Amitabh, for whom too, Kishore was a must.

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    ! report abuseDipen Guha
    Dipen Guhawrote on 02 Jun 2009

    The song "Khai ke pan Banaraswala" was first composed for Dev Anand's "Banarasi Babu". When Kalyanji-Anandji approached Kishore Kumar for this song, Kishore disliked the lyrics and refused to lend his voice for the songs. But when the Musician duo convinced Kishore that the situation as well as times demand such song, Kishore agreed. The hearsay goes, Kishore chewed dozen of pans while recording the song . . In "Don"the picturisation was so authentic that Kishor and Amitabh were for each other.

 

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