Sunday, August 25, 2013
Rags to Riches: Train Urchin Girl Rises to Sing in Mumbai Films
One has heard of the famous fairy tale of Cinderella. Cinderella was a poor girl but magically she rose from rags to riches with the help of a fairy. Well here is a similar story in a slightly different scenario of a young 16 year old singer called Durga. This girl who hails from Andhra Pradesh made a living by singing songs on the Mumbai local trains. She sang on both the suburban sections of the Central and Western rail. She supported her family of 2 sisters by earning meager amounts of money by singing on the locals.