Legendary singer Asha Bhonsle thinks Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is the perfect choice to portray her character on-screen. “Priyanka Chopra would be the perfect choice to portray me as she is a singer. Being a singer, she can express a singer well,” Asha said at the event Timeless Asha concert organised on her 83rd birthday on Thursday.
Asked about her autobiography, she said she had completed writing it.
Asked about the legendary music composer and her husband RD Burman’s biopic, she said: “It should be made. People will get a chance to listen to his music. His unreleased, forgotten songs can be brought in front of everyone if his biopic is made.”
She recalled: “When I recorded the song Aaja Aaja, I was rewarded with Rs 500 by R.D Burman for singing better than Rafi Saab. Pancham (as Burman was popularly known) kept a bet on who would sing better.”
The singer went nostalgic as she spoke about how she celebrated her birthday as a child with her mother and as a wife with Pancham. “When I was a child my mother used to feed me sweets made by her on my birthday. After that Pancham used to give me unique gifts. I love to cook so sometimes he gifted something related to my cooking.”
Asha also said that she considers every day as her birthday. “Every day when I get up is a birthday for me. Nobody knows about the future. Therefore, I try to spend each day differently, keep myself well, do good and that’s how I spend my birthday. Every day is a birthday for me.”
About melody queen and elder sister Lata Mangeshkar who gave her blessings, she said: “Lata didi’s blessing is the biggest gift for me.”
On request, she hummed one of her iconic songs Do lafzon ki hai dil ki Kahaani from The Great Gambler.