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As she enters her 80th year today, Asha Bhosle talks about music, being a rebel and her debut as an actress
Roshni K Olivera (BOMBAY TIMES; September 8, 2012)
Legendary singer Asha Bhosle enters her 80th year today and most people find that hard to believe given her zest for life and eagerness to do something new and most importantly, the quality of her voice. Bombay Times met Ashatai at her home when she revealed that she had no birthday plans but surely was looking ahead to a year filled with creative moments. Excerpts…
Is there a birthday plan tomorrow? Nothing at all. I will be in Goa with my family. Birthday celebrations are for kids. There are times when people get a cake and insist that I cut it, but I am not much into this kind of a celebration. It’s more western. Birthdays used to be special in those days… jab maa tika karti thi, halwa, kheer puri banati thi.
What’s the secret of your vitality? Do you really think one needs a secret for that? It totally depends on one’s personality. It’s how an individual is from birth. Some people are lazy and sleep all the time, some sing all the time and and then there are people like me, who want something to do all the time. I can’t stay still, I’m always working whether it’s outside, in the kitchen, clearing the cupboards… I have to be busy all the time. I am a restless person. I am patient only while I’m singing, but the moment I’m not, my mind is constantly at work.
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His “17-flop Guinness Book of World Records” quip at MAMI was merely a joke, he says
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 29, 2010)
Three days ago, Prahlad Kakkar’s statement against Abhishek Bachchan at MAMI was the talk of the town. Kakkar, when attacking Bollywood’s nepotism, cited Abhishek Bachchan, saying, “Abhishek Bachchan has 17 flops in a row and is still going strong. He is unique and should be in the Guinness Book of Records.”
By evening on the same day, Abhishek had already retaliated to this bitterly via his tweet: “I love Prahlad Kakkar; he should be a stand-up comic not an ad-filmmaker. Maybe then someone will take him seriously! This coming from a man who makes commercials with his own son. Hmmm. Oh ya, Prahlad, I’m already in the Guinness book of world records and a very proud son. I hope you give your sons an opportunity to say the same someday.”Prahlad Kakkar Abhishek Bachchan
Kakkar’s outburst must have come as a big shock to the Bachchans since Kakkar has always had friendly relations with them, especially Aishwarya, with whom he shot many commercials in her early days.
Now, it turns out that Kakkar is in repentant mode, claiming that his comment was merely raillery and nothing vicious. Speaking to Mumbai Mirror last evening, the ad man said, “I am going to apologise to Abhishek.”
When we asked why, Kakkar nonchalantly said , “It was meant to be a joke. Abhishek is a very dear friend.”
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