Stories of Sisterhood: The Tumultuous Lata-Asha Relationship - My Big Red Bag
biography of Asha Bhosle and the rivalry between the Mangeshkar sisters. work with Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle benefitted, says Raju Bharatan. The lack of encouragement and musical support from an older sister. We want our stories to have a simple narrative - relationships easily singer Lata Mangeshkar (R) sits alongside her sister Asha Bhosle also a. People say all kinds of things about our relationship. There's no fight Lata Mangeshkar is all praises for sister Asha Bhosle. . What is your advice for the coming generations of artists and entertainers who look up to you?.
Happy birthday Asha Bhosle: The icon has been singing in Hindi films for nearly seven decades, a feat that has earned her an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records. Given her youthful exuberance, it is easy to forget that Bhosle turns 84 today. And, really, how amazing it would be to have her age backwards, because that would simply mean many more years of music, food, wisdom, her candour and tangy sense of humour.
Advertising The evergreen Bhosle has been singing playback in Hindi films for nearly seven decades, a feat that has earned her an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records for recording over 11, songs in 20 different languages. According to music pundits, the sibling rivalry can be traced back to their childhood. They were a family of musicians and especially after Lata, the eldest Mangeshkar, decided to enter Bollywood it was a given that Bhosle would follow suit to try her luck in playback.
Thank God she didn't adopt my style of singing. If she had we'd have become competition for one another.
She went on her own path. Yeh maanna padega ki woh bahut badi gayika hai. Maybe it is just us, but there is definitely a hesitance there - especially in the way she is quick to point out that Asha Bhosle is a "different" style of singer. This was the situation for years.
He believed that she would earn him lots of money and wanted to control her. Asha suffered a lot during those years.
Asha on Lata In an interview with Rajeev Masand inAsha Bhosle called out Lata Mangeskhar for her lack of support during the difficult phase when she had come back home after a failed marriage and was trying to establish herself as a singer.
While neither sister has ever openly addressed the rumours, it has been conjectured that that during the late s and 70s, music composers were firmly divided in the Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle camp, with very few working with both the sisters. Although Asha Bhosle is also on record as saying on Lata's 83rd birthday A singer that can equal Lata didi has not been born yet. I miss Kishoreda Kumar and Mukesh Bhaiyya.
I also miss Mohd Rafi Saab. He used to invite me home, feed me, look after me. It was a time of great creativity and friendship. Do you feel because of your stature your siblings did not get their due? I disagree with that.
We are known collectively as the Mangeshkar family. But yes, to an extent the belief that other trees cannot grow under a banyan tree is applicable to my family. What other dreams do you nurture? Aisa kissiko milta nahin.
Taken aback What do you mean? There are so many artists better than me. There is a world outside cinema where much talent languishes. Look at classical singers.
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They die in penury. Watch best Lata Mangeshkar hits But the biggest classical singers have acknowledged your greatness? Main kuch bhi nahin hoon phir bhi bahut kuch hoon.
Every composer gave their best to your voice? I suppose I did sing well. Or else why would they want me to sing? Why would composers wait for me when I was not available?
Composers waited for months. Music in those days used to be very important. The composers were kings.
What Asha can do before the mike, I can never do: Lata Mangeshkar
Music was the life of films. There is just one music director in history of playback composition who never worked with you…. He was a fine music director. He publicly acknowledged me as the No. I shared a very warm rapport with him. What style are we talking about here? The way he made Geeta Dutt or my sister Asha sing was not suited to me. But you know when he set out to compose for his first film he called me to sing. But I had to cancel the recording. I think he felt bad about the cancellation of his first song.
Nahin hua mere liye achcha hua.
The letter that Lata Mangeshkar gifted RD Burman on his wedding
Listen to Lata-Mukesh hits What is your advice for the coming generations of artists and entertainers who look up to you? Do you think they need or want my advice? The young today are far smarter than I ever used to be. And they get success far more easily than I did. Each day was a new struggle for me.Asha Bhosle - Biography
Even when I began to get work regularly there was the challenge of doing my best. Singing a song for Naushad Saab was not the same as singing for Shankar-Jaikishan. Every song brought its own fresh challenges.