The Mangeshkar family best known for its musical genes, but not many know that they also make for great entrepreneurs. Asha Bhosle runs a successful chain of restaurants overseas and now granddaughter Zanai Bhosle is following her footsteps.
The youngest entrepreneur in the family, Zanai recently launched her first Apple authorized reseller store, iAzure, in Hill Road, Bandra. Zanai and her twin brother Ranjai Bhosle, both students of the prestigious Swiss Boarding School, La Rosey, were present at the event along with proud parents Anand and Anuja Bhosle.
The store launch was attended by Shankar Mahadevan, Jackie Shroff, Rishi Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon, sisters Padmini Kolhapure, Tejaswini Kolhapure, Anjali Tendulkar with daughter Sara Tendulkar and many more esteemed guests from the industry.
Speaking about the launch Zanai exclaimed, “I am overwhelmed, speechless that we own it now. I personally love apple and that’s about it. Apple is the future.” Zanai who is an avid Apple user, is also the brain behind the Apple tie-up venture while Ranjai Bhosle, the silent of the two is busy developing an app.
“My grandma (Asha Bhosle) uses Apple as much as I do. Hence when I suggested that we should tie up with the technology of the future, she was equally keen,” said Zanai who learns both classical and light music from Asha Bhosle.
“We are a musical family and the grandchildren like to keep up with the technology. Hence I supported Zanai and Ranjai’s thought and the venture. They have the zest and energy,” added proud grandmother Asha Bhosle.
Young Zanai started performing with Asha Bhosle at the age of 10. She has appeared in music videos, sung for the film soundtrack and was recognized by GIMA with the New Upcoming Star Award (NUSA), and her last song with the 6-Pack Band, received recognition at Cannes, France. Talking about the 6-Pack band she said, “It is Brook Bond Label’s Indian first Transgender Band and I did a happy song Hill Pori Hill with them.”
When asked about how she looks the present music she said, “I like the hit part of it but I think there should be something soothing. I like the way music has changed but I think it’s little too much because most of the lyrics do not excite us anymore.”
The sweetest gesture probably was from Raj Thackeray who fondly purchased an Apple watch and ensured that Asha Bhosle wore it by securing it around her wrist himself.
Sachin Tendulkar’s 19-year-old daughter Sara attend the event with her mother Anjali Tendulkar
Sisters Padmini Kolhapure, Tejaswini Kolhapure attend the event together.
Rishi Kapoor and Asha Bhosle