Melody queen Asha Bhosle says she will grace the Indian Idol 5 stage for a special episode to celebrate her late husband, legendary music composer RD Burman's 71st birth anniversary on June 27.
"Indian Idol planning a special on Pancham for his upcoming birth anniversary. I will appear on this episode. I am appearing on the show primarily because it's an episode devoted to Pancham (Burman's pet name)! He would have appeared as well and what a show that would have been," Asha posted on her Twitter page.
Pancham is known for his peppy tunes like the songs O haseena julfon wali and Aaja aaja. He also composed soulful numbers ilke Bahon mein chale aao, Ek ajanabee haseena se and Karwaten badalte rahe.
The special episode will be broadcast on June 22. Though Asha is excited about her appearance on the show, Asha laments that most reality show participants are nowhere to be seen once the show is over.
"I'm not against TV music shows. Some performers are very good but nothing seems to happen to them once the season is over. To be fair, winners of music reality shows perform many concerts and make good money but disappear the moment there's a new champion.
"Audiences watch the triumphs, anguish, failures and tears of contestants in reality shows. The shows appeal to human voyeurism tendency," she added.
Joining her for the Sony TV show will be cricketer Irfan Pathan, who will be coming as Reebok brand ambassador to promote special Indian Idol merchandise by the company.