Kabir Bedi to host radio documentary on Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle

Fri, March 8, 2013 7:30pm UTC by 1 Comment
Kabir Bedi to host radio documentary on Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle

Two of Bollywood’s evergreen singers will be the subject of an international radio documentary that will talk about their long and rewarding careers

Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle are hands down the biggest and the most well known faces of playback singing in India. And now, with the world turning its attention slowly towards Hindi cinema, it would be a tragedy of sorts if they were to miss out on the two singers who have sung for virtually every B-town star for almost five decades!

And so, Kabir Bedi will be lending his booming voice for a radio documentary that will talk about the two sisters and how they dominated playback singing in Bollywood for many decades. The documentary is being made by British columnist Yasmin Alibhai Brown, where she plans to cover Indian film music and the extraordinary rise of the two sisters in the world of notes.

Apparently, Kabir Bedi even spoke to Lata Mangeshkar who agreed to be a part of it, and will also provide some great insights into the world of Indian film music. That’s all cool, but we also want to know whether there will be any talk of the infamous rivalry the two sisters shared, which was captured in the 1998 film Saaz.

Well, here’s a great chance for the West now to check out the sweetest Indian film music that has ever been made!Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • Pepe Chureetur

    A documentary on Lata, Asha, Kishore or Mohammad Rafi cannot last for one hour only, but several hours long and shown in several parts.
    These singers have sung thousands of songs in several languages and adding snippets of some of their most beautiful songs in the documentary together with interviews will benefit the documentary in many ways and will also render some kind of justice to these GREAT SINGERS.
    Taking Asha Bhosle as an example, she has sung for so many artists such as Vijayanthimala, Padmini, Nutan, Sharmila Tagore, Asha Parekh, Helen, Sadhnah, Simmi, Kalpana, Mumtaz, Rajshree, Babita, Neetu Singh and others who have co-starred with Prithiviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor,Dev Anand, Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar, Rishi Kapoor and many others … a word or two about these artists will definitely enhance the documentary to a great extent.
    But then, the Mr Yashmin Alibhai Brown may be knowing very well what he’s doing.


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