All India Cine Workers Association has banned and boycotted Mika Singh from the film industry after the singer presented at a wedding in Pakistan.
Mika Singh came under fire recently for performing at the wedding celebrations of the daughter of former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf’s billionaire cousin. The singer, who has given many hits like Jumme Ki Raat and Aankh Marey, was called to Karachi along with 14 crew members from his team for the event.
Mika Singh reportedly priced USD 150,000 (Rs 1 crore) for his performance at the wedding.
As soon as the video of him performing at a wedding in Pakistan reached viral, the singer got a lot of flak from both, Indian and Pakistani Twitterati.
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Two days after the video of Mika Singh performing live at the wedding celebrations of Pervez Musharraf’s relative in Karachi went viral, the singer has been banned and boycotted by All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA).
AICWA, in a report issued on Tuesday, announced that they have taken the judgment of boycotting the singer’s association with the film production houses, music companies and online music content providers.
AICWA President Suresh Gupta figured 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 report further said that at a time when the pressure between India and Pakistan is at its peak (because of the removal of Article 370), “Mika has put money above the nation.”
Despite a blanket ban in Pakistan on broadcasting Indian media content including films and songs, Mika Singh and his crew have issued a visa for 30 days for three cities of Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, according to a Pakistan intelligence website.
But Mika’s move to play at a wedding in Pakistan amid the tension between the two countries hasn’t gone down too well with AICWA, who has now called an entire ban on the singer in India.