Palak Muchhal and Mithoon ‘complement, complete each other’

Composer Mithoon wed singer Palak Muchhal on November 6 in a match arranged by their parents. Photo: Hype PR

It’s been 42 years since the last such wedding between two celebs in the music world—in 1980, Asha Bhosle wed R.D. Burman. The nearest other music world marriage was when composer-singer Usha Khanna wed filmmaker and lyricist Saawan Kumar in the 1970s and separated after some years.

And now, Palak Muchhal, singer and performer, has wed Mithoon, composer-lyricist-singer, in a surprise union. The two tied the knot on November 6.

Palak says, “I can say that he adds peace to my excitement.” Mithoon adds, “She has added so much to my perspective of life. She helped me discover various facets of my personality that I was not aware of—I met myself once again through Palak.”

He goes on, “Even though we have known and collaborated with each other on multiple occasions, there was never any kind of social connection between us. It was only in the last one year that I felt a strong connection. So, I spoke to my parents about it a few months ago, and soon they spoke to her parents. Then they had a formal meeting, after which we started interacting more to understand each other,” says Mithoon.

Back in 2013, Palak and Mithoon had collaborated for Aashiqui 2. While the two have known and worked with each other, it was their parents who brought them together.

Palak shares, “When the proposal came, my parents were very happy. Personally, I have always admired and respected him. All these years that we have known each other, we only met for professional reasons and always focused on our work. So, this thought (of spending our life together) never occurred to us, but now it feels like it was meant to be.”

Talking about keeping their wedding a simple family affair, Palak says, “Our wedding celebration was a reflection of our personalities. The idea was to celebrate everything with people who mattered to us a lot.” Mithoon added, “The wedding ceremony was an emotional affair, and the reception party was a celebration of our Indian traditions. We both are very proud of our culture, and right from the décor and clothing, to the (all-vegetarian) food, we tried our best to celebrate our heritage. Though we kept the celebrations low-key, I learnt that in Indore (Palak’s hometown), there were people who joined in the bandwagon by bursting crackers on the streets. They were really excited about this development in Palak’s life. Yeh jo apnapan hain na, agar aapne gairon ko bhi apna hone ka ehsaas de diya, to phir aapse bada insaan koi ho hi nahin sakta (This sense of belonging with even people unknown to you is a sign that you are a great human being)! She inspires people, and I am also inspired by her.”

Mithoon feels blessed to receive so much love and warmth from Palak’s mother. He says, “I have developed a beautiful relationship with her family. Palak’s mom has been very protective of her. She has always been by Palak’s side. The day she gave Palak’s hand to me, I felt blessed.”

With elaborate three-day celebrations in Mumbai that comprised of Haldi, Mehendi, Sangeet, Shaadi and reception, Palak and Mithoon formalized their relationship in the presence of family and friends. The reception was attended by Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Madhur Bhandarkar, Shaan, Bhushan Kumar, Rupali Ganguly and others.

Mithoon is best-known as the composer of Aashiqui 2 and many other film and non-film singles and is the nephew of composer (Laxmikant)-Pyarelal. Palak has been singing since the age of 4 and with brother Palash, has sung to support multiple social and charitable causes, especially pertaining to medical issues of children.




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