New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: The singing star, Monali Thakur, who most-famously melodised the 2013 Bollywood adaptation of O Henry’s ‘Last Leaf’ in Vikramaditya Motwane’s ‘Lootera’ – with ‘Sawaar Loon’ – has sent the ripples of surprise in Bollywood and beyond by announcing on Thursday that she’s married with Switzerland-based restaurateur Maik Richter since 2017. The star singer revealed that since her wedding was not a conventional one, the couple decided to keep it a secret for the time being.

 “The news of my marriage will come as a shock to many as none of my industry friends were aware or invited. We kept delaying the ceremony and announcement and three years just passed by,” Monali told in an interview with Times of India.

Monali said that she was aware that her friends in the industry will get annoyed whenever they get to know about her wedding. “Mujhe pata hai bahot gali padne wali hai logon se (I know people will be annoyed a lot), but I think when we have our wedding ceremony and invite people for the celebrations, they won't be upset anymore,” Monali says.

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When asked how the two of them clicked-at-heart, Monali said: “I met Maik during my trip to Switzerland and we clicked instantly. Not just him, I made a connection with his family, too. Maik proposed to me at the exact spot where we had met for the first time, under a tree, on a freezing Christmas Eve 2016,” while adding that, her reply was an “instant yes.”

Monali, whose recent single ‘Dil ka Fitoor’ also features Maik, was released on Tuesday, and has been received well by Monali’s fans. The single has been shot mostly in Switzerland, and the equation between Maik and Monali is the highlight of the same.

“ To love is to live with a special sense of meaning, to cherish all that is there. To hold, or be held with that special feeling, to know that special person will always care! This love song gonna make your heart beat faster,” the single has been described on Monali’s channel.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta