I miss Dilli ki chaat and Chandni Chowk, says singer Mohit Chauhan

  • Ruchika Garg, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 26, 2016 19:29 IST
Singer Mohit Chauhan recently performed in Gurgaon. (Photo: Arzan JS)

Singer Mohit Chauhan, who recently performed in Gurgaon, believes that the ­audience in the city has a big heart. He says, “I get immense love every time I perform here. I feel that all the buildings, MNCs and restaurants make this city a very happening place.”

Mohit, who rose to fame with the song Dooba Dooba, is a ­member of the band Silk Route. Born and brought up in Himachal Pradesh, Chauhan says that it was his dream to study in Delhi University (DU), although he didn’t get a chance to do that. “My cousin lives in Delhi, so I kept ­visiting the city and got ­really ­fascinated with DU. Apart from studies, one also gets good ­exposure to music here. For an artist, there are a lot of ­opportunities in the city,” he says.

But what is the one thing that he misses the most about Delhi? “The great tradition of Delhi can be seen through its cuisine. I miss Dilli ki chaat and Chandni Chowk ki galiyan, where I used to spend a lot of time,” he says.

A lesser known fact is that Chauhan always wanted to be an actor and also ­featured in stage plays after graduating from ­college. “Acting was always there in my mind, but I never tried too hard to take it up. I had to pay my bills, so I did whatever came my way. Music happened first, so I took it up quite passionately,” he says.

Is he open to take up acting roles now? “It depends on the type of project I get. Only after considering the role, I will decide whether I should take it up or not,” he says.

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