The legendary Asha Bhosle is turning 84 on 8th September. Even though he elder sister Shri Lata Mangeshkar has reached the maximum heights in her illustrious music career, Asha Bhosle was no less than her. She has been acknowledged by the Guinness World Records as the most recorded music artist. She has been conferred with prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke and Padma Vibushan Awards by the Indian Government.
Having mesmerised us through her voice with the selection of songs, this musical melody queen has sung over 12,000 songs in more than 20 Indian and foreign languages and would it not be a fitting tribute to celebrate her birthday in a grandeur manner?
Zee Network which is the leader in the Hindi Channels has decided to take Asha Bhosle's birthday to greater heights through the "Timeless Asha" program. The program which is all set to be telecast on 8th Friday at 7PM on Zee Classic saw the confluence and convergence of the entire bollywood fraternity coming together to pay their tributes to the legendary singer who has been singing for the past 7 decades. The list included stalwarts like Pt Shivkumar Sharma, Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia, Dimple Kapadia, Zeenat Aman, Helen, Tabu, Bindu, Jaya Prada, Moushumi Chatterjee, Leena Chandavarkar, Amit Kumar, Kumar Sanu, Shaan, Udit Narayan Alka Yagnik among others.Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, Mr. Sharad Pawar also graced the occasion with his wife, Pratibha Pawar.
With the dashing Aayushmann Khurrana hosting the show, the audience were for a sweet surprise when Asha Bhosle herself performed.
Choreographer and dancer Terrance Lewis has performed with versatile actor Radhika Apte on romantic number where as Mujra , a unique cultural genre that was mastered by Ashaji was performed by herself.
If you thought, is this all, hold on. There were many more performances from the likes of Mahi Vij ,Raghav, Pronita,Shakti Mohan,Monali Thakur, Antara Mitra, Vaishnavi, Manan , Bhumi Pednekar and last but not the least, a performance by the sensational Lauren Gottlieb which would make you go gaga over the entire program.
I wouldn't be saying much about the program here because just like you, even I am all set eagerly to watch it on television to see how it unfolded. If you still cannot control your curiosity, you can watch the teaser here or alternatively can be accessed at:
This is what the Star of the Night, Asha Bhosle has to say “I have always celebrated my birthday with my family and close friends. And I am deeply honored that Zee Classic has decided to showcase this special concert to celebrate my birthday. Watching the young singers of today perform on my songs in the presence of all my well-wishers in the industry was indeed a very humbling experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and the highlight was the song where all the actresses I sang for came on stage after so many years."