The singing legends are together again

The last song that Lata and Asha sang together was for the film Utsav in 1984

The two living legends are coming together, though in an unexpected way. Lata Mangeshkar’s music company LM Music is all set to produce a song that Asha Bhosle has sung.

The song titled Ae hawa is being rendered by Asha and Shaan. Says Lata, “It’s a pleasure to come together with my sister again. I’ve always maintained she’s a very versatile and skilled singer. We’ve sung many songs together and it’s always a challenge to sing alongside my sister.”

The last song that Lata and Asha sang together was Mann kyon behka ri behka for the film Utsav in 1984. Lata still recalls every detail of the song. “The makers of Utsav explained to me what had to be done. I was singing for Rekha while Asha sang for her saheli played by Anooradha Patel. The thing about the two of us coming together to sing is that we are very different singers. The music composer has to find the meeting-point. And this isn’t easy.”

Says Lata fondly, “Rekha is very fond of me. She says I am her beti. It is my good fortune that I’ve received so much love from all the actresses that I’ve sung for.”
What brought on this new song Ae hawa, which releases on December 10? Explains the vocal enchantress, “My niece Rachna’s brother-in-law Rohan Shah composed the number. My sister Asha and Shaan sang it. So I decided my company LM Music along with Saregama-HMV will produce the song.”

( Source : dc )
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