The Mangeshkar family best known for its musical genes, believes in philanthropy and run the huge Master Dinananth Mangeshkar Charitable Hospital in Pune, besides other social causes. The Gen X of the family, besides dabbling in music, are successful entrepreneurs.
Following Asha’s, the highly successful overseas restaurant chain, named after Asha Bhosle, comes the latest venture from Zanai Bhosle, the youngest entrepreneur of the family. Zanai Bhosle has 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. Zanai, an avid Apple user, is 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,” says Zanai Bhosle 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 venture. They have the zest and energy.” adds proud grandmother Asha Bhosle.
Young Zanai has performed with Asha Bhosle from the time she was 10 years of age. She has appeared in music videos, sung for 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.
The Apple Store launch by the grandmother-granddaughter duo, Asha Bhosle and Zanai Bhosle was attended by Raj Thackeray, Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan, Jackie Shroff, Rashmi Thackeray, Shalini Thackeray, Rishi Kapoor, Soni Razdan, Shamir Tandon, Ashish Shelar, Suresh and Padma Wadkar, Subhash Ghai, Poonam Dhillon, sisters Padmini Kolhapure, Tejaswini Kolhapure, Usha Mangeshkar, Adinath Mangeshkar, Chintoo Bhosle, Anjali Tendulkar, Sara Tendulkar, Talat Aziz, Yogesh Lakhani and a horde of others. The family of Asha Bhosle, Anand and Anuja Bhosle, and siblings Zanai and Ranjhai Bhosle personally received the guests.
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.
All in all, a momentous evening indeed!