Choti Si Asha, Bholi Si Asha
TIMES NEWS NETWORK [ SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2002 9:41:03PM ]
Hers is a voice that wafts through different eras to meet the trends of the day. Like the flexible ballerina, she moulds her notes to the rhythm of the times. Asha Bhonsle.
By her own admission, she sings each song, "as if it were part of my debut album." And this freshness cuts through the very soul of the character her songs portray.
A sultry siren, a sati savitri, a new babe on the block or a woman in love — they all find expression in the voice of Asha Bhonsle, the most versatile singer of our times.
Maybe even that of the next generation which is already learning to jive to the quick tempo of Janam Samjha Karo and her own remixes that she decided to do after she heard, "others re-mix my songs and kill them in the bargain."
Now contemplating an album with Adnan Sami and Shankar Mahadevan, Asha Bhonsle, caught on her way to the airport for that umpteenth flight, is more in the mood to talk of the two twin grand-children that came into her life recently than songs she is set to sing.
"I am waiting to get home and play with them," she pipes happily, informing that they are an ideal pair. "The girl is called Zainai, though I love to call her Zai and the boy is Ranjay Raj. They are an absolute delight."
Exuding an effervescence that only comes with real happiness, Asha insists, "Today I only live for my children Varsha, Anand, Hemant and my daughter-in-law, Anjana. Unk .....