Remixes cannot dent popularity of original

Last Updated: Apr 24, 2011, 19:52 PM IST

Mumbai: Singing legend Asha Bhosale believes remixed songs can never dent the popularity and the timelessness of the original classic numbers.

"No matter how many films are remade and songs are remixed, the original is the best and is always remembered," Asha said while interacting with mediapersons after the `muhurat` shot of her debut Hindi film as actor, `Maaee`.

The 77-year-old singer said she had not heard the remixed version of her 1970s blockbuster song `Dum Maro Dum`, in the Abhishek Bachchan-starrer that released last week.

"I have no intention of doing so," she added. "My songs like `Yeh Mera Dil Pyar Ka deewana` and `Dum Maro dum` have been remixed for Farhan Akhtar`s `Don` and Rohan Sippy`s `Dum Maro Dum`, but audiences will always remember the original Asha Bhosle and the original composers."

Asha said she does not watch movies these days. "There are no emotions in today`s films. Everything is computerized including fight scenes. It is better to watch cartoon movies."

But the evergreen singer added that she did like the `Munnabhai` movies and loves Hrithik Roshan`s films.

Stating that she was not open to more offers in movies, Asha said `Maaee` will be her first and last movie as an actor.

"Acting is not my field. Singing is my first love."

Even though she is not scared of being in front of the camera, Asha said that doing a movie and playing the title role was an experiment as well as a risk.

PTI