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Who doesn't know about Ek Paal Ka Jeena singer, Lucky Ali? Well, the popular pop and Bollywood playback singer, Lucky Ali is also the son of the late legendary actor, Mehmood. In a media interaction, the singer revealed why he felt an urge to move out of the city of Mumbai after his father's demise. He shared that he felt like a stranger even if he knew people from the city.
Lucky Ali had made his mark in the singing industry with his debut album, Sunoh. He had even won the Best Pop Male Vocalist at the 1996 Screen Awards and the Channel V Viewers Choice Award in 1997 for his first album. Apart from Ek Paal Ka Jeena, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum and Aa Bhi Jaa, he had sang in films like Sur, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Anjaana Anjaani and Tamasha.
In a recent interview with ETimes, Lucky Ali opened up about his urge to wander around and move from one city to another. However, talking about the time of his father's demise, Lucky revealed that he felt like a stranger in the known city and wanted to move out of Mumbai for the same reason. He said:
"I am not a person who stays at one place for a very long time. I need to move around, I need to wander, otherwise, I feel like I am stagnating. But when dad (veteran actor Mehmood) passed away, I realised that I, too, wanted to go away from here, because I felt that I did not belong here. I felt like a stranger in the crowd. I knew many people here, yet I felt like a stranger."
For the unversed, Mehmood had taken his last breath in his sleep in 2004 at the age of 77. He had died in Pennsylvania, in the US. He was one of a kind actor that Bollywood had ever seen. However, the legendary actor was seeking medical treatment in the US at that time. Mehmood has worked in over 300-films in his whole acting career.
Going further in the conversation, Lucky Ali mentioned his current life in Bengaluru. He spoke about how he sometimes feels like moving out of Bengaluru too. However, he shared that there's still a Bombayness in him and said:
"I felt the need to go. Sometimes I feel like that in Bengaluru too. When I feel the energy is dissipated, then I feel like moving away from there as well. I love Mumbai. It is just that the responsibilities that my parents left for me, took me to Bengaluru. I do visit Mumbai often, and I still have my 'Bombayness' in me. I watch the sea, I love going to Carter Road and Nepean Sea Road and all those places that I grew up around. For me, it is like returning home. Mumbai is like a mother to me. So, yes, Mumbai is my maika (mother's home) and I am Mumbai's mai ka lal (mother's son)!"
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