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Recently, the prestigious ‘Yash Chopra Memorial Award’ was announced by its jury. This award has been instituted in the memory of filmmaker Yash Chopra, who passed away in the year 2012. After Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha and Shah Rukh Khan, the ones who have been conferred with this honour in the past, this time the jury has selected veteran singer Asha Bhosle to receive the award.
The jury of this prestigious award comprises of late filmmaker Yash Chopra’s wife Pamela Chopra, producer Boney Kapoor, singer Alka Yagnik, actress Padmini Kolhapure, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, scriptwriter Honey Irani, and Anu and Shashi Ranjan. They came together for a press conference to announce the winner for this year. Alka Yagnik said, “This is a very prestigious award. It is given to the (one of the) pillars of our industry. This is the 5th year and the jury decided it is high time we acknowledge Ashaji’s contribution to the Indian cinema.” (Also Read: When Asha Bhosle reminisced her first remuneration, and how she celebrated it)
Boney Kapoor, who shares a strong professional association with Asha Bhosle, said, “My association with Ashaji has been since childhood, she sang songs for my father’s films, for my films. Besides, we have always had very good relations. I think it is befitting that she receives this prestigious award.”
In a career spanning for nearly seven decades, Asha Bhosle has worked with Yash Chopra singing songs like ‘Faasle Hain Bahut’ and ‘Parbat Se Kaali’ for him in his directorial ventures ‘Faasle’ and ‘Chandni’ respectively.
The award will be presented to Asha Bhosle on February 16.
Watch this space for more updates.
Inputs from IANS
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