I don't enjoy playback singing anymore: Asha Bhosle

By Hindustan Times

Veteran singer Asha Bhosle, the melodious voice behind classic numbers like Chura Liya Hai Tumne, Dum Maaro Dum' and Mera Kuchh Saamaan, says she has cut down on Bollywood singing as the songs she is offered lack melody. Asha, who celebrates her 79th birthday tomorrow, has sung more than 12000 songs in a career spanning more than six decades. She continues to inspire young generation of singers but dislikes too much use of technology in music.

"I now take up very few playback assignments because I don't enjoy it that much anymore. Everything is computerised now and today's songs lack melody.

"Somebody offered me a song 'Dil ke jhopdi mein mashal jala de', which I refused. I can never sing songs like 'Halkat jawaani'. I don't need to p