Mika Singh banned from Indian film industry for performing in Pakistan
New Delhi : All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) on Tuesday banned singer Mika Singh from the Indian film industry for performing at an event in Karachi, Pakistan.
The event in Pakistan was organised by former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf’s close relative.
AICWA, in a statement released on Tuesday, 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 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, Mika Singh and his crew were issued visa for 30 days for three cities of Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, according to a Pakistani media report.