Renowned playback singer Asha Bhosale Tuesday sang a different tune by criticising the Mumbai police and accusing it of being uncultured.
Her sharp comments stunned a distinguished gathering of academicians at the Yeshwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMO) here Tuesday afternoon which had come to witness an honorary D.Litt. being conferred on the singer.
In the acceptance speech, Bhosle suddenly launched a verbal attack on the Mumbai police, saying that they had no manners of talking to common citizens and lacked culture.
She claimed that there were times when she dreaded the prospect of being confronted by policemen on the roads and at traffic signals in Mumbai.
“They need to be educated on how to deal with the people in a decent and civilized manner,” Bhosale asserted.
Earlier, the university conferred an honorary D.Litt. on her in the presence of Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan, YMCOU vice-chancellor K. Krishnakumar and other prominent invitees.