Ghantasala with P.Leela, cont'd

Sridhar Basavaraju (
Tue, 27 Aug 1996 19:44:00 -0400 (EDT)

That was really rather amazing to hear of the potential attraction 
between Ghantasala and Leela.  I never really suspected that.  There was 
mention of Leela coming to America???  I thought she passed away long 
long ago, even before Ghantasala.  In fact, I think someone told me she 
was even older than G, perhaps why they could never have married, but now 
I am falling into pure and complete speculation and nothing more I 
think.  I have to say that of all the female playback singers, Leela is 
my least favorite.  Please, I mean no offense to the leela fans in our 
group.  I was never really impressed with her voice, clarity, 
and emotional appeal while singing.   Although I must concede that she 
did a wonderful job in Maya Bazaar.  To take this a bit further, and 
maybe I am even straying from the focus of the group, but what was the 
realtionship between Susheela and Leela.  I often understood that 
Susheela served in many ways as Leela's replacement, and I can understand 
how some tension could have developed, although again, that is pure 
speculation.  Maybe some of our more learned members could contribute to 

	Cry without weeping
        talk without speaking
	scream without raising your voice