Can’t sing songs like Halkat Jawaani, says Asha Bhosle!
Voice behind more than 12K melodious songs, Asha Bhosle feels uncomfortable with playback singing anymore in Bollywood. She has reasons too like she says, “I now take up very few playback assignments because I don’t enjoy it that much anymore. Everything is computerized now and today’s songs lack melody”.
The Dada Sahab Phalke Award winner singer disapproves increasing use of technology in music. She expresses discomfort in words, “Somebody offered me a song ‘Dil ke jhopdi mein mashal jala de’, which I refused. I can never sing songs like Halkat Jawaani. I don’t need to prove myself anymore”.
“I too don’t want to sing songs which can make my grandchildren feel ashamed of me. I like to connect directly with my audience through stage shows now”, 79-year-old veteran singer adds.
Known for songs like Dum Maaro Dum, Chura Liya Hai Tumne, Mehbooba Mehbooba, Asha has graced almost all genres of music whether it is filmy music, pop, cabaret, ghazal, bhajan, classical, folk, qawwali or anything else. Accompanied with Lata Mangeshkar she is true representative of golden era of Indian film music.
Beginning career with filmy cabaret songs Bhosle touched heights set by elder sister Lata Di giving voice to thousands songs in over 20 languages. We bow to your feelings for music.