When Mohit Chauhan wanted to be an actor
He is regarded as an excellent singer with various hit songs in his kitty but Mohit Chauhan says before he made it big as a musician, he wanted to be an actor.
Chauhan, who has sung popular numbers like Matargasthi, Tujhe Bhula Diya and Sadda Haq, says he was interested in theatre and featured in full length stage plays after he graduated from his college.
“I did a lot of theatre. I finished my university, was part of NSD and did full length plays on stage. In fact, at one point of time I wanted to get into FTII, but there were no acting courses then. I think it started only a couple of years ago. So I missed the opportunity,” said Chauhan. The singer first came into limelight with the song Dooba Dooba from his band Silk Route. After the band dissolved, Chauhan came up with the song Guncha from the 2005 movie Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh.
Even though he later sang for music composer AR Rahman in Rang De Basanti, it was the 2007 Pritam-composed Tum Se Hi from Jab We Met which got him mainstream success.
The 49-year-old singer feels now he is at a stage where he can try different things.
“If I get an offer and I think there is something I can do, then I will think about it.... I am ready to consider any film and TV acting offers provided it is great.” Chauhan has collaborated with singer Neeti Mohan to sing a song for the new season of the TV show Yeh Hai Aashiqui. Apart from this, both the singers will be featuring in some of the episodes in the series as musical narrators.
The Pee Loon hitmaker says he is also keen to release a few singles in the future. “Hopefully yes, I have a few things planned. Let’s see if things work out.”