Ranu Mondal became an internet sensation after her video of singing the evergreen Lata Mangeshkar hit Ek Pyaar Ka Nagma made the rounds on social media. While the yesteryear artist opened up about the same, many assume she was taking a dig at Ranu. However, singer-actor Himesh Reshammiya feels netizens have misunderstood Lata's views about Ranu, adding that it is important for an artist to draw inspiration from someone. "I feel we have to see in which connotation Lata ji has made that statement. I feel when you start copying another singer then it doesn't work that well. But I also feel that taking an inspiration from someone else is really important," said Himesh, during the launch of a new song from the upcoming film Happy Hardy And Heer on Wednesday.
Ranu was also present at the event. Himesh added, "Kumar Sanu always tells that he is inspired by Kishore Kumar. Similarly, we all are inspired by people in some way or the other. When I started singing songs in high pitch then people criticised me, terming it as nasal singing. But if you look at the international scene, it has become a common trait." The song is titled Teri Meri Kahaani and is sung by Ranu.
Praising Ranu, Himesh said, "I feel Ranu ji is born with certain kind of talent and she has been inspired by Lata ji. I don't feel anybody can become a legend like Lata ji. She is the best. Ranu ji has started her own beautiful journey and I feel that people misunderstood Lata ji's statement. I feel she told Ranu ji that it's good to get inspired but you shouldn't copy anyone's voice and I don't feel that Ranu ji has copied anyone's voice." Himesh is returning to the big screen with a double role in Happy Hardy And Heer. In the film, Himesh plays Happy, who travels to Europe from Punjab with his lady love Heer.