Bollywood’s legendary singer Asha Bhosle turned 87 today! On the occasion a few members of her family are heading to their Lonavala farmhouse to have a close knit lunch session with her. Bombay Times spoke with her grandson and musician Chin2, who shared the plans for the day.
“Asha ji has been in Lonavala since five months. She loves spending time there in the greens and the open space. So, a few of our family members are here for a lunch session. She was surprised as she was unaware that we were going to be there with her on her birthday,” says A Band of Boys member Chin2, who says that the renowned singer sets a perfect example for the popular saying ‘age is just a number’.
He exclaims, “She turns 87 today but behaves as if she is just 65. She walks around, cooks, does cleaning, engages in house chores and also does her riyaaz too.” Ask him what she likes to cook and he is quick to tell, “When she is alone at home she wouldn’t cook, but if there are guests over she takes to cooking for them. In short she enjoys feeding people. She likes to make Maharashtrian dishes, like her pithla is lip-smacking. And for the younger generation of Bhosles’ she makes mutton biryani and tisrya (clams) masala.”