By Jasleen Kaur Last Updated:
Love is in the air completely for one of the famous Bollywood singers and Rising Star mentor, Monali Thakur. Yes, the cute, chirpy, vivacious and super-talented singer has found love and is enjoying this blissful life with her boyfriend, Maik Richter, who hails from Europe and happens to be a businessman. For the uninitiated ones, Monali started her professional career in 2006 when she participated in Indian Idol. During the course of the show, she fell for her co-contestant, Meiyang Chang, who is now an actor and is also known for hosting various reality shows and award functions.
After dating for a while, Monali and Meiyang parted ways but are on cordial terms with each other. When the two broke up, Meiyang was quoted as saying, “I am single and have no plans of marrying in the near future. Sometimes, it happens that both are not compatible, and hence, they drift apart. We continue to be friends and even party together, which proves that there are no hard feelings. Both of us are busy with our own lives.” In fact, where Monali has been a mentor on Rising Star, Meiyang was the host of the show. (You May Also Like: Ranveer Singh Demanded Kiss From Deepika Padukone On Mehendi, She Teased Him With A Condition)
Now, coming back to Monali’s new-found love, Maik Richter. Monali herself made it official with Maik and shared it on her official social media account. She shared the following picture with ‘her man’ and wrote, “My Man, my Lou!!! That’s Maik my dear friends! @maaaik_richter #monalithakur #monali #love #hearts #inlove #happiness #happiestplaceonearth”. Then she shared another picture and captioned it as, "Gooood morning people!! Tripping on happiness at the moment! Hope you guys are good n happy too! m#monalithakur #monali #inlove #monamaik #love #happiness #lucky #bestfriend #boyfriend #madness #craziness”. Look at the hashtags she uses along with the snaps with him!
In an interview with The Times of India, Monali shared her love story and said, “I booked our accommodation online and Maik was the host. Though his boarding facility was booked, he was sweet enough to host me and my friends at his home. He gave us the bedrooms and slept on the couch! That was a really sweet gesture and we continued to keep in touch.” (Also Read: After Bashing Makers of Bigg Boss 12, Teejay Sidhu Sees Karanvir Bohra As The Winner This Season)
And Maik was asked what sealed the deal for him and he fell for her, he remarked, “I love the way she prepares dal. I can eat it anytime.” She added, “He is more Indian than I am when it comes to food. Once, we went to eat pani puri in Juhu and the guy at the counter was dishing out really bland pani puris. Maik was like, ‘Give me more spice’, and the chaatwalla told me, ‘Madam, inka pet kharab ho jayega.’ I just burst out laughing!” (Suggested Read: Taimur Ali Khan Cried After Being Dragged Out Of A Musical Instruments Shop, Pics Inside)
Talking about their different cultures and backgrounds, Monali further retorted, “I come from a typical Bengali family. To Maik, even the English we speak sound like Bengali. He has met my parents and I have met his. His family is very sweet. They love my singing and even remember the lyrics of my songs. However, when Maik says Sawaar Loon, it sounds more like Sawari Loon (laughs!).” On being when are they getting married, Monali quoted, “I keep visiting Europe to meet him. He also comes to India and accompanies me to all my gigs. It’s going good and I’m happy to have him in my life”.
We are so happy for you Monali Thakur. Wishing you and Maik all the happiness in this world!