Film Body bans Mika Singh for performing in Pakistan

Lawrence Kim
August 14, 2019

Mumbai: All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) has issued an unconditional ban on singer Mika Singh in the Indian film industry. He was said to be performing in Karachi for a close relative of former Pakistan Prime Minister Pervez Musharraf on August 8. Ever since the video of Mika Singh's performance in Karachi went viral on social media, it sparked an outrage among netizens and Mika faced severe backlash for his decision.

"AICWA takes a stand of boycotting all his association with movie production houses, music companies, and online music content providers", AICWA President Suresh Shyamlal Gupta stated in a statement on Tuesday.

The agency also added, "Opposition leader, Syed Khursheed Shah of the Pakistan People's Party, said the government must find out who gave the security clearance and visas to Mika Singh to visit Pakistan at a time when the country had suspended diplomatic and trade relations with India".

The association also sought the intervention of Information and Broadcasting ministry in the matter. Going by the reports, Mika performed with its troupe of 11 people on August 8, 2019 and it is said to be attended by none other than Dawood Ibrahim, a deadly terrorist on the run who's been wanted by India since decades. His performance came right after Indian government repealed Article 370, which revoked the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir.

Looks like Bollywood singer Mika Singh has landed in trouble after he performed at the mehendi ceremony of Pakistan's Karachi based billionaire businessman Adnan Asad's daughter. The All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) had also announced a ban on Pakistani artists in the country. It has also chose to downgrade all diplomatic ties with India and suspend bilateral trade.

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