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News |  09 Sep 2016 20:20 |  By RnMTeam

Zee Classic to telecast Asha Bhosle's birthday concert

MUMBAI: Veteran singer Asha Bhosle, who turned 83 on Thursday, marked her special day with a 'Timeless Asha' concert where celebrities including Urmila Matondkar, Bhumi Pednekar, Mahi Vij among others performed on her famous songs.

The concert, which was specially organised to celebrate the vocalists birthday will be telecasted on Zee Classic.

Asha said, "I have always celebrated my birthday with my family and close friends. 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."

Asha Bhosle, who has gone through many ups and downs in her life, says the only support that she got in this world was from the public.

During the event, she delivered an emotional speech. "It's been so many years in this industry, I have spent 72 years in this line. I sang my first song when I was thirteen years old. I started my new journey without knowing the struggles and storms that I had to face in my life. No matter what happened, I kept moving on in my life and I was determined that I would never stop," Asha said.

She says, "I am very sure that you all will see me here, standing, before you, even after next four years."

Terence Lewis and Radhika Apte performed to Asha's mesmerising songs like 'Aaj Rapat Jaaye Toh', 'Jaane Do Na' and 'Dekha Teri Masti'.

Singer Monali Thakur took the limelight by singing some of her trademark songs like 'Chura Liya Hai', 'Oh Mere Sona Re' and so on, while veteran actor Helen, who has danced to some hit numbers sung by Asha, said it was only because of these songs, she was accepted as a dancer.

Zeenat Aman, who is still known for her famous song 'Dum Maro Dum', said, "Such a wonderful occasion to be. It's a celebration of the legend. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to be picturised on her songs. Thank you for being an enormous part of my journey."

The evening was hosted by Ayushmann Khurrana along with Raghav Juyal.

Also seen on the occasion were Tabu, Jaya Prada, and Dimple Kapadia.