KOLKATA: Legendary singer Asha Bhosle makes a comeback in the Pujor Gaan circuit with a new Bengali single, Ebar Pujoy Elaam Phire for the album Pujoy Asha, composed by Shiladitya–Raj and written by Utpal Das. The other single of the album, Surey Tumi, composed by the duo, has been sung by renowned playback singer Amit Kumar and written by another lyricist. The album is produced by Asha Audio and presented by Naktala Udayan Sangha.
Music composers, Shiladitya–Raj, said in a joint statement, ‘We all dream. But not every dream is realised. Unless you have dedication, patience, perseverance, and you work towards achieving it. And of course, you have to be passionate towards your dream. We also had a dream, which we nurtured for over 25 years. Our dream was realised when the legend, Asha Bhosle, whom many consider as an Avatar of Goddess Saraswati, sang her comeback Pujo song for us for the album Pujoy Asha. We are also happy to once again work with one of the finest singers of all time, Amit Kumar for the song Surey Tumi. As usual, it was pure magic from him. Both the songs are our tribute to the maestros, Kishore Kumar and RD Burman.’
Mahua Lahiri, Director, Asha Audio added, ‘Pujor Gaan goes hand-in-hand with Bengali sentiments. Over the years, Bengalis eagerly await Pujor Gaan, which is a collection of modern Bengali songs or Rabindra Sangeet or even Nazrul Geeti. New songs by the singers from Kolkata and Mumbai have always been a major draw. Shiladitya–Raj, self-confessed disciples of RD Burman, have created these new songs for Pujoy Asha, retaining the flavour, charm, and subtlety of the master’s creations, which will take the listeners back to those bygone days of melody.’
Ebar Pujoy Elaam Phire was recorded by Asha Bhosle exactly a week after she completed her 85th birthday. She also shot a music video for the song with great verve.
Pujoy Asha will release on Mahalaya, 8 October.