All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) on Tuesday banned singer Mika Singh, just two days after he performed at an event in Karachi, Pakistan.
Mika Singh’s performance sparked outrage in India after his video performing live at the wedding festivities of former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf’s relative in Karachi went viral.
Reportedly Mika charged a staggering USD 150,000 (Rs 1 crore) for his performance at the wedding.
After, the Jumme Ki Raat singer cam under the eye of All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) they took no time banning singer Mika Singh for his performance in Karachi.
The film body, in a statement released, claimed that the AICWA will make sure that no one in India works with Mika Singh and if anyone does, they will face legal consequences in the court of law.
Below is the find the full statement issued by AICWA:
The association also mentioned amid the mounting tensions between both the countries Mika performed in Pak. The official statement said, “Mika Singh puts money above the nation’s pride.”
AICWA has also asked the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to look into the matter at hand.
Just this last week, the government in India abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution and converted the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
This move hasn’t gone down too well with Pakistan as Pak downgraded its diplomatic ties and snapped trade relations with India.
When Bollywood gets banned, Pakistanis get singers flown down to sing bollywood songs for them.
Mika Singh performing in Pakistan currently. Alag hi level pic.twitter.com/Qgt9vpz9hA
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) August 9, 2019
@MikaSingh Paaji we Indians gave you so much love.. and in a situation like that when pak banned all trade ties with us,
sending terrorists across the border, our tensions are very high right now
Why did you go to pakistan for a show?
Few bucks is bigger than India?#MikaSingh
— KD (@NamoNamo81) August 11, 2019
Shame on #MikaSingh for performing in Pakistan in the current situation & at a time when Pakistan has stopped all relations with India.
— Indian (@crazyindian1947) August 11, 2019