I am waiting for Salman Khan to get married: Mika Singh
An interview with singer Mika Singh is not 'Gandi Baat'. The popular singer has too much on his plate his stage shows, acting debut, NGO and marriage plans.
Talking about his acting and film production debut, Mika says, “I thought I would experiment on myself before I made films with others. Like they say, Khud maro, swarg dekho.” Excerpts...
I recently performed in Manali for New Year’s Eve. My show was scheduled to start from 7pm. It started raining and the temperature dropped to minus two degrees. I was terribly disappointed as I thought that no one would turn up in that weather. But I was completely taken aback when a crowd of 4,000 braved the freezing cold to attend the show. This experience left me truly humbled.
On a great note
The success of Honey Singh and more recently, Arijit Singh has really gladdened me. New voices keeps you on your toes. This year, I plan to try out more Sufi songs and make my stage shows more entertaining. I met Shah Rukh Khan recently and he wanted to know how I managed to do 15 shows in a month. I replied that its the love of my fans and my hard that makes me do it. I am really looking forward to my song in Atul Agnihotri’s film as well.
Money is important, as I like to live my life king-size. However, I am not a squanderer. Years ago, people warned me against my flamboyant ways as singers always maintained a low profile. I don’t believe in that mentality. I don’t like to hoard my money, I am not chindi (miserly). If I can afford a driver, I would rather employ one than drive myself.
Actually, I am waiting for Salmanbhai (Salman Khan) to get married and then tie the knot (laughs out loud). On a serious note, this year I plan to give marriage more thought. Whether it is love or arranged marriage. only time will tell. Once, when Vivek (Vivek Oberoi) asked me about marriage, I replied that not everyone was as lucky as him to have Priyanka in his life. Similarly, I always tell Shaan, “How did you manage to land up with a great woman like Radhika in your life? You are such a jhalla.” She’s a sweetheart and looks after the family so beautifully. Aaj kal aisi ladki kahaan hai? If I get a girl like her, my life will be set (laughs).
The bad boy
Almost every celebrity has faced a controversy in their life. While some make genuine mistakes, the rest just get embroiled. A few of them play up to the ‘bad boy image’ for a few days and then suddenly go into hiding by avoiding the media. I should be chastised if I have done wrong but if someone maligns my name, I will fight back to the hilt. I don’t believe in hiding or running away.