Zee Classic pays tribute to Asha Bhosle on her 83rd Birthday
With six decades of absolute mastery across languages, Asha Bhosle has always been the undisputed reigning queen of Indian music. Zee Classic, with its brand promise ‘Woh Zamaana Kare Deewana’ celebrated this living legend’s 83rd birthday with an unforgettable concert called ‘Timeless Asha’, held on Thursday 8th September 2016 at Bhaidas Hall in Mumbai.
Produced by Mahesh Tilekar, the evening was hosted by the charming singer-actor Aayushmann Khurrana. Zee Classic’s ‘Timeless Asha’ was graced by the legendary singer herself who was felicitated with a special Mana Cha Murja. The evening saw some amazing performances by Urmila Matondkar, Radhika Apte, Terrance Lewis, Bhumi Pednekar, Lauren Gottlieb, Mahi Gil along with ace dancers Raghav, Mukti and Shakti Mohan. Versatile singers Monali Thakur and Antara Mitra also paid an exclusive homage to Ashaji in presence of stalwarts of Hindi cinema like Dimple Kapadia, Zeenat Aman Kumar Sanu, Shaan and Mika Singh.
Present at the occasion, Asha Bhosle commented, “I have always celebrated my birthday with my family and close friends. And I am deeply honored that Zee Classic has decided to host this special concert to celebrate my 83rd 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."
In a career spanning over sixty years, Asha Bhosle’s body of work includes Hindi and regional film songs, popular music, ghazals, traditional Indian classical music, folk songs, qawwalis and Rabindra Sangeet. Bestowed as the most recorded artist by Guiness Book of World Records and recognized as the first Indian singer to be nominated for the Grammy Award she has entertained generation of listeners through her unflinching love for music.
Viewers can catch the entire ‘Timeless Asha’ experience unfold on their television screens soon where they will watch the coming together of some remarkable artists entertain with some melodious harmonious classics only on Zee Classic.