Asha Bhosle who turned a year older on September 8 remains as busy as ever with recordings and her grandchildren. Now she has one more surprise in store .
The Mangeshkar family is nervous about Asha Bhosle’s forthcoming autobiography. Not one to mince words ,Ms Bhosle is expected to drop a few hot potatoes which may embarrass the illustrious Mangeshkar family.
Ms Bhosle’s self-revelatory memoir has been in the writing for some time now.
The older and more distinguished sister Lata Mangeshkar has no plans of writing her story.
She says she would rather not write about her life. “First of all, there is nothing in my life that would be of interest to anyone. Sure, I went through my period of struggle and hardships. But who doesn’t go through them? Life would not have any meaning without a struggle.”
Surely, Lataji’s millions of fans and admirers need to feel motivated by her story?
Lataji disagrees. “No two human beings are the same. Everyone’s struggle is different. Having said this, my life is an open book and those who want to derive any motivation from it are free to pluck what they like.”
I remind her that Mr Bachchan too is opposed to the idea of an autobiography because he says it would mean either hurting people or lying.
“I am completely with him on this. My life is not about me alone. There are so many people who are part of my journey. I have to seek each one’s permission. So, no thank you,” is Lataji’s parting shot.