“How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon the bank, Here will we sit and let the sound of music creep in our ears. Sweet stillness and the night becoming the touches of sweet harmony, For music expresses that can’t be said and on which it’s paradoxical to stay silent.”
Indian music has evolved through ages seeing a range of country, to pop, to melody and rock and few names have left their indelible imprints in the golden antiquity of music, Asha Bhosle is one such incredible.
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.
To honor and treasure her work of art Zee Classic, with its brand proposition ‘Woh Zamaana Kare Deewana’ celebrates the musical queen’s 84th birthday 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.
With more than 7 decades dedicated to singing, 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.
The warm and welcoming event was adorned and added a million stars to by the presence of many legendary and eminent celebrities. Delivered by Mahesh Tilekar, the elegant night was hosted by the charismatic singer-actor Aayushmann Khurrana.
Zee Classic’s ‘Timeless Asha’ was graced by the legendary singer herself and sighted some amazing performances.Making a comeback, Urmila Matondkar sets the stage ablaze performing to a Ganesh Aarti. Choreographer and dancer Terrance Lewis along with actress extraordinaire Radhika Apte brought out the romantic in one by a unique and culturally sensuous genre dedicating it to Mujra which was one of the many melodic styles mastered by Ashaji. Mahi Vij performed on many of her songs with the ‘nazakat’. Master of slow motion dance Raghav, along with Pronita added to the glittery evening with a mind-blowing act and contemporary dancer Shakti Mohan danced to some of the most iconic item numbers sung by Ashaji. Versatile singers Monali Thakur and Antara Mitra payed an exclusive homage to Ashaji with poignant melodies.
You cannot define Bollywood without romance and dancing to Asha Bhosle’s most soulful romantic numbers were Dance India Dance champions Vaishnavi and Manan. Bhumi Pednekar in an all new slim avatar also did an unparalleled dance performance. Last but not the least, the gorgeous and very talented Lauren Gottlieb danced to scintillating tunes and presents an esteemed tribute to our Asha tai.
Her day was ornamented by the gracious appearance of many exalted and illustrious luminaries starring 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. Rajya Sabha Member Mr. Sharad Pawar also graced the occasion with his wife, Pratibha Pawar.
‘Timeless Asha’ brought together the divas of Bollywood across decades for whom Ashaji sang some of Hindi cinema’s biggest hits for.
Many iconic moments were captured at the event making it one of the best television tribute ever in the history of the Indian television. Asha tai we salute you and your amazing energy!