Singer Mohit Chauhan talks about his better half, and why he chose a low-key wedding
Singer Mohit Chauhan, who recently had a hush-hush wedding with journalist Prarthana Gehlot in a quiet corner of Himachal Pradesh, is in a happy place. “I didn’t take the plunge for a long time. Now, I am glad I did. I now have someone to share my thoughts and my creative ideas with.
Most importantly, I now have someone to come back home to in Mumbai,” he says. Mohit tied the knot with Prarthana June 29 at a hotel in Barog, near Kasauli hills in Solan district, Himachal Pradesh. Born to Krishana Rana and BK Rana, the singer belongs to Nahan in Sirmaur district.
Now, he is looking forward to the new phase in his life, as well as his new album. “My wife is part of the album. The whole idea of doing a non-film album is to make it a personal statement,” he says, adding that he is “still going through the post-wedding rituals.” “I will now have a reception for friends in Mumbai or Delhi.” Revealing more about his wife, he says “Her name is Prarthana. So I’ve no choice but to be deeply religious in life (laughs). It’s an love-cum-arranged marriage.
Prarthana and I have known each other for some years. She was my friend, and then we thought we should take our friendship to another level.” So, did he marry his best friend? “Ha ha. Not quite. She was a friend. I liked spending time with her ... the vibe between us is wonderful. She was not just a friend but also someone who contributed substantially to my singing,” he says. “Getting married is definitely a very comforting feeling.”