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Nov 21, 2006 at 08:30am IST

Asha croons with Sanju, Brett Lee

Mumbai: If Asha Bhosle is successful in her latest experiment, playback singers may just become redundant.

The songstress has got some of her glamorous friends like Sanjay Dutt, Urmila Matondkar and even Australian pace-man Brett Lee to exercise their vocal chords for her new album, Asha & Friends.

“I felt great and it’s my honour to have sung with her,” says Sanjay Dutt.

But that’s not all. Asha tai, as she is popularly referred to, has some young friends (the participants of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs) too who have sung with her on this album.

So how difficult or easy was it for her to get non-singers to sing?

“I didn’t find it tough at all because they can all sing eventhough they don’t display their talent. I’m not comparing them with Mohammad Rafi and Kishore Kumar, but the singers’ of today are very good. Sanju has got a very heavy and a unique voice,” Asha says.

But that’s not enough. The crooning glory says she will have many more of these collaborations in time to come.

<table width="252" border="0" align="left"> <tr> <td><table width="248" border="0" align="left"> <tr> <td><div align="center"><img src="http://www.ibnlive.com/pix/sitepix/11_2006/asha_brett_248.jpg" width="248" height="178" border="1"></div></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#CCCCCC" class="Btext11"> <div align="center">Australian pace-man Brett Lee is crooning with songstress Asha Bhosle in her new album.</div></td> </tr> </table></td> </tr> </table>