Ban on Mika Singh Lifted, Says Sorry For Performing In Pak: Heated Interaction With Media :- After singer Mika Singh recently performed live in Pakistan, the Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has banned him from working in India. After which Mika Singh has apologised to FWICE for his act.
On Wednesday, Mika Singh interacted with media in Mumbai where he said that he had to do it due to unsettled previous commitment, but on the other hand he also admitted that it was a mistake that he would never repeat again.
Previously, Mika was banned after performing at the wedding of a relative of former Pakistani President, General Pervez Musharraf, in Karachi by the All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) as well as FWICE. The presence of Mika at the wedding and performing came into consideration after the pictures and videos of his performance appeared on social media.
Mika Singh Apologies, FWICE Lifts Ban on Him
For his justification, the singer said that he had made a commitment to the client “long back”.
Ashoke Pandit afterward announced that the ban on Mika was now being lifted and stated, “We were in shock that Mika performed in Pakistan and at a time when India is bleeding due to Pakistan. Such an approach on part of Indian artists is not acceptable. However, we are now taking back the circular to ban Mika Singh.”
Tiwari further added his statement, “We had issued the letter to ban Mika Singh but Mika wrote back to us saying he wanted to be heard. He said he regrets that the timing of the event and his visit to Pakistan was not right. We had a meeting and heard Mika’s version.”
While interacting with the media on Wednesday, the conversation soon turned into a heated exchange between the singer as well as the media.
Mika was along with chief advisor of FWICE, Ashoke Pandit, as well as the body’s president, BN Tiwari, on Wednesday in Mumbai. While interacting with the media he said, “This was a commitment signed long back. The timing was wrong that I went there because the decision on Article 370 has just been taken. I called the federation and told them that this was a mistake. I apologise for the mistake and I won’t repeat it again. I got a visa, so I went (to Pakistan). If you get a visa, you will go, too,”
On the other hand, the media started contradicting Mika by raising various questions such as why he went to Pakistan in first place after the Pulwama attack, Mika started a heated disagreement.
He said, “Do you (media) know that Neha Kakkar and (Pakistani singer) Atif Alsam performed here only two months ago? Do you know that Sonu Nigam also performed together with Atif four months ago? Why did no one say anything then? When I do something, the media talks about it to grab headlines. You want me to get angry so that you can show it on your news channels and (publish it in) the newspapers,”
Tiwari also said that the FWICE stood steady on its decision of banning Pakistani artistes to be working in Bollywood.
On the other hand, Mika on Instagram thanked his fans and supporters for listening his side of the story and understanding it as well. He wrote, “Thanxx every one for love and support
I am very grateful and thankful to the @fwice #fwice to understand my perspective hearing me out and support me .Thank you to the entire #media fraternity for letting me express my perspective .Thanks to @Divine_T for the unconditional support always #divinetouch”