New Delhi: There are quite a few stories about new friendships blossoming or relationship turning sour in Bollywood every now and then. Singer Mohit Chauhan, who dedicated his new song "Aisee waisee dosti nahin" to friendship, feels such bonding is "not the real deal" in showbiz.
"Friendship formed in the glamour industry comes with mutual benefits, which is nice, but it is not the real deal," Mohit told IANS over phone from Mumbai.
"It is a kind of professional friendship to a certain extent," he added.
So what's the dealmaker for him?
"The real deal is when you are friends with someone said since ninth standard or college days. The person who has been with you through your struggle and stayed with you through thick and thin," said the 48-year-old singer.
The "Masakali" singer feels lucky to be still in touch with his special friends from school and college.
"There are so many memories. I grew up in Himachal Pradesh and still have school as well as my college friends there. In fact, I went for a concert in Kullu recently and some of my old friends drove down to meet me there.
"The get-together was amazing... we shared old memories again. That kind of feeling is priceless," he said.
Part of a short film "#No1 Yaari", directed by Anupam Mishra, the song "Aisee waisee..." captures the soul and essence of friendship.
He says that the song is "dedicated to friendship where agenda, profit or fame do not play any role."
"It's about a relationship, which we form over a time period starting from our childhood. For me, it is about people who I met during my journey towards success," he said.
He definitely relived the memories while singing the song composed by Rajeev Bhalla.
"The makers have shoot the song's video in Himachal, which brought back all the memories of the time gone by. I was watching the video while singing and felt nostalgic," he said.
The singer was a part of the band Silk Route and became a known name in the music industry after his hit song "Dooba dooba".
He is balancing both - songs for films and for his new collection of songs.
"I am singing several songs for films and I am also working on my songs as well. But I am not sure that whether I will release them as a part of my second solo album or as singles," he said.
Mohit, who has given several soul stirring songs like "Tum se hi" and "Sadda haq", is taking inspiration from life and everything around him for his new collection of songs.