Mohit Chauhan: I miss being in a band

Before he emerged as a popular playback singer, Mohit Chauhan had tasted success with his band Silk Route, which dissolved in the early 2000s. Now, the 'Tum ho' hitmaker says he sometimes misses having his own gang of musicians.

Mohit Chauhan
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Before he delivered Bollywood hits like 'Pee loon', 'Tum se hi' and 'Masakali', Mohit used to front the Silk Route band, known for the chartbuster 'Dooba dooba'.

'Sometimes I think about being part of a band. It has crossed my mind. Being in a band is like a small family. You travel together, make music and share time with each other. I miss those days sometimes, but I am not sure if I’ll join a band again,' Chauhan told IANS.

Come Feb 22, music lovers in Gurgaon will get to witness him performing at RED LiVE presents 'Asli Rockstars with Atif Aslam and Mohit Chauhan'.

Asked what 'Asli Rockstar' means to him, he said: 'He would be someone who has done things in his own way, who is original and believes in himself.'

Among Bollywood singers, he considers late legendary artiste Kishore Kumar as a true blue rockstar.

'Kishore Kumar was multi-talented and original, so I really respect him,' said Chauhan, who has worked with great Indian musicians including Grammy-winning music maestro A.R.Rahman.

And like the late singer, if Chauhan gets an opportunity, he would like to try his hand at acting.

'I used to do theatre. If anything interesting comes up, I would act. It doesn’t have to be only a lead role. The story should be interesting,' he said.

Talking about original work, the singer, who likes to record songs with 'aesthetic sense', also mentioned that he is working on his own album.

'I'm putting together the songs. I will be releasing my own album soon this year. They are my thoughts converted to songs,' he shared about his new project.

When he is not working, Chauhan, who hails from Himachal Pradesh, likes to travel to the mountains.

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