ASHA BHOSLE

  • Today's compositions lack melody; it is only about rhythm now, don't like them: Asha Bhosle September 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Fondly recalling memories of recording classics with late husband and noted composer Rahul Dev Burman, evergreen singer Asha Bhosle Monday said she is not fond of current songs as they largely cater to masses who prefer rhythm over melody. "I don't like them. The current situation is such that everybody...
  • Singer Asha Bhosle condemns offensive lyrics, says she was shocked to hear 'Halkat Jawani' August 3, 2014

    For Asha Bhosle, survival in the competitive world of showbiz wasn't easy. And going by the obstacles she had to deal with, the domain is neither meant for the thinskinned, not the weakminded. Only someone as determined and resolute like Asha could have taken on challenges to carve a niche...
  • Tribute to RD Burman: Asha Bhosle remembers Pancham da June 28, 2014

    RD Burman's wife and singer Asha Bhosle remembers the greatest musician of the Indian cinema. ...
  • Quick Quiz: How well do you known your favourite composer RD Burman? June 27, 2014

    Son of legendary music director Sachin Dev Burman, RD Burman was a music maestro and his compositions still enchant us. Popularly known as Pancham da, he composed musical scores for over 331 movies. RD Burman was influenced by Western, Latin, Oriental and Arabic music, and incorporated elements from...
  • Asha Bhosle overwhelmed by her performance in Paris May 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran singer Asha Bhosle says her latest performance in Paris was welcomed by a warm and cultured audience. "Thank you Paris for your warm welcome and (for) being such a fantastic cultured audience. Overwhelmed. Carrying memories back with me to India," the 80yearold posted on her Twitter page Friday. The versatile...
  • Shatrughan Sinha feels thrilled to receive IIFA film reward April 13, 2014

    Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who would be bestowed with a special award at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), said he was thrilled with the honour. The 67-year-old veteran actor will be honoured for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema at the IIFA awards this year, which is set to take...
  • Asha Bhosle to perform with doubleGrammy winning Dutch Metropole Orchestra February 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Melody queen Asha Bhosle is all set to go on a tour with doubleGrammy winning Dutch Metropole Orchestra in May. Asha, 80, will be performing with the hybrid orchestra in Amsterdam, The Hague and Paris on May 3, May 4 and May 8 respectively. "European followers: I'll be performing...
  • Bollywood mourns the death of 'full of life' Sunanda Pushkar January 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities like Asha Bhosle, Sridevi and Shabana Azmi have expressed shock and grief at the 'sudden' and 'unfortunate' demise of Indian Minister of State for Human Resources Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar. They remember her as an exuberant person with a zest for life. Sunanda, who was active in...
  • I hope Modi becomes the Prime Minister, says Lata Mangeshkar November 1, 2013

    Pune: Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar has come out in support of Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Mangeshkar on Friday said that there is large support for Modi as PM. "I hope Narendra Modi becomes the next Prime Minister," said Mangeshkar. Meanwhile, while replying to...
  • Asha Bhosle re-records songs with fan Dinesh Shahra September 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Veteran singer Asha Bhosle re-recorded two of her songs with one of her fans named Dinesh Shahra. He always dreamt of singing a duet with her. Shahra, owner of Ruchi Soya Industries Limited, is a huge fan of Bhosle, used to hum her songs at school functions. He always had...
  • Rafi wins Greatest Voice of Hindi Cinema poll August 15, 2013

    CNNIBN had asked you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Hindi cinema from the likes of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Mukesh, Kishore Kumar and Mohammad Rafi. IBNLive readers voted for legendary singer Mohammad Rafi as the winner amongst the legends of Hindi cinema music. Rafi sang close to...
  • Poll: Who is Hindi film music's greatest voice Asha, Kishore, Lata, Mukesh or Rafi? August 9, 2013

    Who is the greatest singer in Hindi film music? Asha Bhosle, the voice that defined romance or Kishore Kumar, the voice that still resonates with the youth or Lata Mangeshkar, the voice that made leaders cry or Mohammed Rafi, the golden voice or Mukesh, the voice of patriotism? Vote for...
  • Salman promises 2,500 water tanks to droughthit Maharashtra districts May 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Whoever said that celebrities don't care about what's going on in the real world, Salman Khan will make them rethink that. He has promised to donate 2,500 water tanks to droughthit districts in Maharashtra, which is facing its worst drought in 40 years. Across Maharashtra, it has been a...
  • Lata Mangeshkar honours Asha Bhosle for her contribution to music April 2, 2013

    Legendary singers and sisters Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar came under one roof on the occasion of 3rd Hridaynath Award in Mumbai on Sunday. The evening saw Lata Mangeshkar honour her younger sister Asha Bhosle with the 'Pt Hridaynath Lifetime Achievement Award' for her contribution as a singer. ...
  • Snapshot: Elder sister Lata Mangeshkar blesses Asha on stage April 1, 2013

    Sibling rivalry between singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle seems to be a thing of the past as Lata was seen blessing Asha on stage during a recent award function. The award in question was Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award instituted by the singers' brother Hridayanath which honours singers for their...
  • Evergreen Voices: Asha Bhosle on her most memorable songs March 2, 2013

    Asha Bhosle speaks to Rajeev Masand about some of her most memorable songs in Indian cinema. ...
  • Evergreen Voices: Asha Bhosle on her struggle during initial days in Bollywood February 23, 2013

    Asha Bhosle speaks about her initial days in Bollywood and her slow yet steady growth in the fiercely competitive industry. ...
  • Kamal Haasan records Ilayaraja's composition February 14, 2013

    Mumbai: There seem to be no full stops or even punctuation marks in the career of the amazing Kamal Haasan. Barely have the controversies surrounding his new release 'Vishwaroopam' died down, when one hears of the maverick artist jumping in where no other artist would dare. Kamal has sung a song...
  • 'Mai' Review: It teaches you to value elders February 1, 2013

    Film: 'Mai...'; Actors: Asha Bhosle, Padmini Kolhapure and Ram Kapoor; Director: Mahesh Kodiyal; Rating: ***1/2 The mother is a figure that instantly evokes tender thoughts in each of us. Getting singing diva Asha Bhosle to play the mother in 'Mai...' was itself a masterstroke. At 80, Ashaji, with all her years...
  • Friday Releases: 'Vishwaroop', 'Midnight's Children' hit screens February 1, 2013

    Apart from 'Vishwaroop' and Deepa Mehta's adaptation of Salman Rushdie's book 'Midnight's Children', movie goers also have four other films to take a pick from this Friday. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 31, 2013

    The CBI will be under the supervision of the Lokpal, while a public servant facing an inquiry by the Lokpal will be given an opportunity to be heard at the stage of the preliminary inquiry. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 30, 2013

    Catch the day's stories on India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Asha Bhosle January 30, 2013

    In a career spanning more than six decades, Asha Bhosle has done it all as a playback singer. And now at the age of 80, Asha is set for her debut film as an actor. 'Mai' releases on Friday. ...
  • Asha Bhosle makes acting debut with 'Mai', film to release on Friday January 30, 2013

    In a career spanning more than six decades, Asha Bhosle has done it all as a playback singer. And now at the age of 80, Asha is set for her debut film as an actor. ...
  • Sachin cheers for Asha Bhosle at the music launch of her upcoming film January 24, 2013

    She may be 79, but nothing's stopping Asha Bhosle who is all set to make her acting debut. Cheering for her at the music launch of her upcoming film was none other than Sachin Tendulkar. ...
  • After daughter's death, Asha finds solace in music December 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Asha Bhosle represents the wondrous spirit of human resilience in all its sonorous splendour. Within less than two months of her daughter's death, the singer has pulled herself up and has found solace in music. Asha's only daughter Varsha committed suicide Oct 8 and ever since the veteran singer had...
  • Varsha Bhosle suicide: Police to question Asha, Lata October 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Even as the last rites of Varsha Bhosle, daughter of playback singer Asha Bhosle, were performed on Tuesday, police remained clueless about the reasons behind her suicide. Police officers investigating the case said they would record statements of Asha, who might be able to reveal the reason behind her...