Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle collaborate after 30 years

Mumbai: They’re the playback industry’s most legendary songstresses. And since 1984, this will be the first time the two sisters – Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle come together. However, the reunion is for Ae Hawa, a track Lata’s label, LM Music is producing and Asha, along with Shaan, has sung for.

Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle collaborate after 30 years

Says Lata, “It’s a pleasure to come together with my sister again. We’ve sung many songs together and it’s always a challenge to face the mic with her.” Incidentally, the last song they sang together was Mann Kyon Behka for the film Utsav in 1984.

Lata says that it will be difficult for them to sing together. She explains, “The thing about the two of us coming together to sing is that we are very different singers. The music composer has to find the meeting-point. And this isn’t easy.” How did Ae Hawa, out December 10, happen? She elaborates, “My niece Rachna’s brother-in-law Rohan Shah composed the number. Asha and Shaan sang it. So I decided my company LM Music along with Saregama-HMV will produce the song.”