From ‘Aaiye Meharbaan’ to ‘Rangeela Re’, the magic of Asha Bhosle is hard to elucidate in just a few words. One of India’s most celebrated singers, Asha Bhosle, also fondly called ‘Asha Tai’ has sung every possible genre of song for more than 7 decades! In fact, 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. From vivacious cabaret numbers to soothing romantic songs, Asha Bhosle has always floored her fans with her melodious voice. I mean it’s nothing less than magic that Asha tai was the voice of leading Hindi film actresses over a span of 70 years!
This year, the legendary singer turns 84. And 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.
It is an outstanding tribute to Asha Bhosle by various young artists of the Hindi Film industry and graced by famous musicians, vocalists, performing artists among others. An epitome of sincerity and panache, Asha Bhosle is eminent for her body of work that includes Hindi and regional film songs, popular music, ghazals, traditional Indian classical music, folk songs, kawwalis and Rabindra Sangeet.
Here are some exclusive highlights of the musical extravaganza –
Keep calm & dance away
Making a comeback after a long hiatus, Urmila Matondkar sets the stage on fire performing to a Ganesh Aarti.
The gorgeous and very talented Lauren Gottlieb dances to scintillating tunes and presents an esteemed tribute to Asha tai.
Master of slow motion dance – Raghav and Pronita, Bhumi Pednekar and Shakti Mohan also orchestrate spectacular performances.
Choreographer and dancer Terrance Lewis along with actress extraordinaire Radhika Apte bring out the romantic in one and all with their sizzling couple dance performance.
Grown up listening to the legend, versatile singers Monali Thakur and Antara Mitra pay an exclusive homage to Ashaji with a perfect mix of songs including Chura liya hai tumne jo dil ko, Oh mere sona re, Do lafzon ki hai dil ki kahani, and many more…
It’s a star studded affair
Stalwarts of Hindi cinema 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 are a part of the show.
And did I tell you… my favouriteeeeee cutiepie – the charismatic singer-actor Aayushmann Khurrana will be hosting the show too!
So, all you music lovers and fans, block your date and join in the 84th birthday celebrations of one of the greatest artists ever, Asha Bhosle!!
‘Timeless Asha’ airs on 8th September at 7 PM only on Zee Classic.