Date – 1980s
Related Category – Hindi Film Industry, Pakistani Film Industry
Caption – Noor Jehan seen here with Asha Bhosle and R.D. Burman.
In an interview, Asha chose Noor Jehan as one of her favorite singers. She said, “Badnaam mohabbat kaun kare is my favorite song by Noor Jehan. I had seen her in early childhood when Badi Maa was made. I have also played a role in that film. I call her Aapa. She sings beautifully. She was one of the greatest female singers at the time of K.L. Saigal saab. ”
Asha gave tribute to Noor Jehan in late 1980s by singing some of the ghazals originally sung by Noor Jehan in an album called “Kashish”. According to Asha, she heard some ghazals by legendary Noor Jehan, and was so charmed by the unusual compositions that she resolved to bring those to a wider audience they deserved.