Some Hindi films are too vulgar: Asha Bhosle

Asha Bhosle
MUMBAI: Veteran singer Asha Bhosle is not too pleased with the "vulgar" content of contemporary films. So, she prefers to keep her grandchildren away from watching these.

"Hindi films are growing. Some good, small films are being made. But some films are very vulgar, they have abusive and vulgar dialogues," Bhosle said here.

"It’s not good for the new generation. I don’t show these films to my grandsons because then they start talking in the same manner," added the 78-year-old.

Nevertheless, she is set to make her acting debut with the title role in the film "Maaee". It is a sensitive tale of a woman who is abandoned by her only son and narrates how she finds shelter in her daughter and son-in-law’s house.

Meanwhile, the veteran singer, who has been the voice of actresses ranging from Waheeda Rehman, Vyjanthimala, Sadhana, Sharmila Tagore to Rekha, Urmila Matondkar and Aishwarya Rai, says she has been lucky to have received so much love from the audiences for the past 65 years.

"I have been in this line for 65 years and I have literally ruled the industry during this time. I sung so many songs and got so much love and respect from the public. I don’t know how much the industry loves me, but rarely does anyone get so much love from the public as I have," she said.

Bhosle, who has sung more than 12,000 songs in 18 languages, first sang in Bollywood in the 1956 film "C.I.D.". Besides singing for Bollywood, she has cut a lot of private albums and even partnered with some international artists.

In 2006, Bhosle recorded a song for a Pakistani film "Mein Ek Din Laut Kay Aaaonga".