Robbie to sing with Asha

NEW YORK: Britain’s pop superstar Robbie Williams is planning to record a duet with Bollywood’s singing legend Asha Bhonsle.

Vijay Akela, the writer of the track, said Williams would sing for Asha’s new album Asha And Friends, reported Sheeraz Hasan, founder of Akela said, “Williams was keen on working with Ashaji after she was nominated for the second time for the Grammy Awards. Ashaji has recorded her part of the song.”

Asha, who has been singing for over six decades, has previously recorded songs with an array of contemporary pop figures such as Michael Stipe from the American rock band REM and classical musicians, the Kronos Quartet. She was also immortalised on British pop-rock group Cornershop’s Brimful Of Asha, which became a hit after being remixed by Fatboy Slim. The singer also recorded a music video with Australian cricketer Brett Lee.

Asha’s latest album Songs From RD Burman’s Bollywood was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2006.