Tech­nol­ogy can­not add soul to voice, says Asha Bhosle

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In an age when tech­nol­ogy has a so­lu­tion to ev­ery­thing, singing leg­end Asha Bhosle says it can­not add “soul” to the voice. But, she adds that singers can use it in con­struc­tive ways.

“We all have to get fa­mil­iar with the use of tech­nol­ogy in ev­ery­thing — whether it is mu­sic or film. But, we must not for­get that noth­ing can re­place real tal­ent,” Bhosle said, adding: “Call me an old­school (per­son), but I be­lieve that tech­nol­ogy can­not add soul to our voice. There­fore, the longevity of those songs (newly made) is lesser.” Dwelling on how much the sce­nario has changed, Bhosle said: “Times have changed. With the help of tech­nol­ogy, you can cor­rect even one word, in­stead of singing the whole song all over again. But, usme woh jaan ka­han, woh en­ergy ka­han (where is the en­ergy in that?)”

“Ear­lier we used to record live. So, the in­ter­ac­tion with your mu­sic direc­tor and co-singers, with in­stru­men­tal­ists — ev­ery­thing cre­ated the frame of mind and added to our per­for­mance. I know you must be think­ing ki kitni pu­raani baatein kar rahe hai, par beta hum toh pu­raane za­maane ke log hain (I know you must be think­ing she is talk­ing about re­ally old times, but my child, I am an old­timer),” Bhosle said.

The 83-year-old is a leg­end who has lent her voice for ac­tors of dif­fer­ent gen­er­a­tions, over six decades — from ac­tors Zeenat Aman to Ur­mila Ma­tond­kar, from Rekha to Vidya Balan.

Times have changed. With tech­nol­ogy, you can cor­rect even one word, in­stead of singing the whole song again ASHA BHOSLE, SINGER

PHOTO: PRAMOD THAKUR/HT

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