India, Sept. 8 -- Every year, veteran singer Asha Bhosle opts for a quiet family time over big celebrations for her birthday, and that's exactly the plan for her 88th birthday, today. "I haven't celebrated my birthday for many years. Ghar mein simple sa hota hai mahul, aur bacche cake kaat lete hain. Birthday is not a special day for me. Hum toh buddhe hote hai us din. It is something that kids celebrate," confesses Bhosle, adding, "I celebrated my birthday once when I turned 75. We invited every singer I've worked and share a close bond with. Uske baad, I asked my family to refrain from parties. This year, I will be in Lonavala with my daughter-in-law and granddaughter."

Walking down the memory lane, Bhosle shares, "Earlier, I would spend...