Asha Bhosle is an Indian playback legendary singer who is known for her versatility and style of singing. She is not only talented but a versatile singer. MY favourite song from her collection of songs is ‘O mere Shona re,’ from Teesari Manzil. She brings a lot of spunk and energy to any song she sings.
I got a call to be a part of the legendary Asha Bhosle’s Birthday celebrations a few days back. This was something which made me very happy as she is my favourite singer. I am sure she is everyone’s favourite singer in our country. I am happy to spread the news of grand celebrations of her 84th Birthday.
Do you know that ‘The Guinness Book of World Records’ credits Asha Bhosle as the most recorded craftsman in music history, for recording the highest number of solos, duet and chorus-backed songs and in over 20 Indian languages since 1947?
Birthday celebration news-
Zee Classic, with its brand proposition ‘Woh Zamaana Kare Deewana’ celebrates the musical queen’s 84th birthday celebration with an unforgettable concert called ‘Timeless Asha’ on Friday, 8th September at 7 PM.
I am sure watching it as it also has some exclusive highlights too. It is a tribute to Asha Bhosle by many young artists of the Hindi Film industry. Asha Bhosle is popular for her body of work that includes Hindi and regional film songs, popular music, ghazals, traditional Indian classical music, folk songs, qawwalis and Rabindra Sangeet.
Many eminent celebrities are part of it like Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Dimple Kapadia, Zeenat Aman, Helen, Tabu, Bindu, Jaya Prada, Moushumi Chatterjee, Leena Chandavarkar, Amit Kumar, Kumar Sanu, Shaan, Udit Narayan Alka Yagnik, and many more.
Highlights from the concert-
- It is hosted by the famous singer-actor Aayushmann Khurrana.
- Urmila Matondkar makes a comeback and sets the stage ablaze performing to a Ganesh Aarti.
- Choreographer Terrance Lewis along with actress Radhika Apte will bring out the romantic in one and all with their dazzling couple dance performance.
- Mahi Vij performs on many of her songs with all the nazakat.
- We all know Master of slow motion dance – Raghav who performs with Pronita.
- Contemporary dancer Shakti Mohan who dances to some of the most iconic item numbers sung by Ashaji.
- Monali Thakur and Antara Mitra also pay an exclusive respect to Ashaji with heart touching melodies. There are many more performers who are going to rock the stage on Asha ji’s birthday.
‘Timeless Asha’ also got together the divas of Bollywood across decades. Asha ji sang some great numbers for all of them in their movies. Helen, Zeenat Aman, Dimple Kapadia, Jaya Prada, Urmila Matondkar and Tabu along with the singer herself created a historic cinematic moment on stage. They spoke about Asha ji and their working equation, some unheard stories and relived some magical moments.
“I have always wondered if someone could bless me and say that you have sung many beautiful songs, now is the time you must rest. But it is my audience who have never let me feel unwanted. They have respected and loved me. I am as simple as my fans. I buy vegetables, I visit places just like any normal person does.”- Asha ji thanked her fans.
We wish her the very best on her 84th birthday and looking forward to hearing many more melodious songs from this veteran singer in the coming years.
~ Join in the 84th birthday celebrations of one of the greatest artists ever, Asha Bhosle with Timeless Asha on 8th September at 7 PM only on Zee Classic ~
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