India Cine Workers Association Ban Mika Singh For His Performance in Pakistan

Two days after a video of Bollywood singer Mika Singh performing live at the family wedding festivities of former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf in Karachi, All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) decided to ban and boycott the singer.

In a statement, AICWA said that they have taken the decision of boycotting the singer’s association with the film production houses, music companies and online music content providers.

AICWA President Suresh Gupta added that he will make sure that no one works with Mika Singh in India and if anyone does “he will face legal consequences in the court of law.”

The statement further said that at a time when the tension between India and Pakistan is at its peak (because of the removal of Article 370), “Mika has put money above the nation.”

Mika Singh, performed at the daughter of former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf’s billionaire cousin. The singer was invited to Karachi along with 14 crew members from his team for the event. Mika reportedly charged USD 150,000 (Rs 1 crore) for his performance at the wedding.

Despite a blanket ban in Pakistan on broadcasting Indian media content including films and songs, reports suggest that Mika Singh and his crew were issued visa for 30 days for three cities of Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad.

Source : Various