Renowned veteran singer Asha Bhosle, who is known for her voice range and versatility, rues the fact that the music industry nowadays is not producing good music thereby robbing young talent of enough opportunities. The 85-year-old, whose career spanned more than seven decades, regretted the present music industry scene before the media on Friday here.
"We have lot of young talented singers entering the industry. We are not producing good music nowadays therefore they are not getting enough opportunities to showcase their talent. I feel the golden era of music which was in the 1950s, 60s and 70s will never return. We will not have music directors and singers of that level but I think whatever is happening today in the music scene is okay," she said.
The legendary singer who feels at this point of her career she prefers singing songs of her own choice, has collaborated with the Band of Boys for the 'Dil Sarfira' song which is from their upcoming film.
"I don't like to sing every song which comes my way. And I have been associated with them for a long time. I saw their first stage show and I really liked it. Now, I am really happy that I am part of their song. My grandson Chintu Bhosle is part of that band and they have been doing good work over the years. I hope they continue doing good work in future as well," she said.
She was every bit the proud grandmother as she continued speaking of her other grandchild Zanai Bhosle, at whose iAzure Apple mobile store she was present for the launch of IPhone XR
Zanai's store supports education of underprivileged girls, Bhosle said: "Every year she donates a certain amount of money to 'Nanhi Kali' NGO."
Her work includes film music, pop, ghazals, bhajans, traditional Indian classical music, folk songs, qawwalis, and Rabindra Sangeets. Apart from Hindi, she has sung in over 20 Indian and foreign languages.
In 2006, Asha Bhosle stated that she had sung over 12,000 songs. In 2011, she was officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist in music history.
(With IANS Inputs)