Sukhwinder Singh: If I don’t get married this year, I’ll jump into a well and die

Chaiyya Chaiyya and Jai Ho singer Sukhwinder Singh is eager to get married this year; says that even AR Rahman keeps pestering him to tie the knot.


At 45, Sukhwinder Singh is yearning to find his soulmate and tie the knot. “Koi meri shaadi karwa do, nahi toh main kuein mein kood ke jaan de dunga (Someone please get me married or I’ll jump into a well and die)” is what the Amritsar-born singer said to HT in a candid chat. He shared that music composer AR Rahman, too, wants him to get married.

“I was in the recording studio with him for three days. Rahman ne jaan kha li ki shaadi kar le, shaadi kar le (Rahman kept pestering me to get married),” said Sukhwinder who has sung songs such as Chaiyya Chaiyya (Dil Se; 1998), Ramta Jogi (Taal; 1998), Karley Gallan Goodiyaan (Dil Dhadakne Do; 2015), Satakli Hein Satakli (Happy New Year; 2014).

But guess what? As much as Sukhwinder wants to settle down, the idea of marriage also gives him the jitters. “My friends send me jokes about how couples suffer after marriage. A friend sent me a photo of a woman walking and her husband behind her, holding all the shopping bags. These things have always scared me, and that’s why I still haven’t married anyone,” said the singer, who’s now hoping to find a suitable girl, one he plans to pamper a lot.

“I want it to be a fantabulous relationship. I don’t want her (his future wife) to follow the old traditions or think like, ‘My husband is bigger than me’ or anything like that. I want it to be equal. In fact, I want 70% of the relationship dedicated to her, and 30% to me. I want her to feel special when she is with me,” added Sukhwinder.

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