Talat first met music director Madan Mohan when Madan came to live in Lucknow
for a while. Their love for ghazals made them good friends. In a friendly
gesture, Madan promised Talat that once he went back to Bombay and signed on
films as a music director he would definitely use Talat's voice. Madan was true
to his promise and Talat and Madan teamed up for many hits in many films
including Jahan Ara, Madhosh (1951), Ashiana, Haqeeqat and others. They enjoyed a close
bond of friendship throughout their lives.