SOURCE: REPUBLIC INDIA
Two days after singer Mika Singh and his troupe performed at a wedding of a billionaire’s daughter in Pakistan’s Karachi, All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) has on Tuesday banned and boycotted the singer from Indian Film Industry.
Releasing a statement on the matter, the AICWA stated that it takes a tough stand of immediately boycotting all associations of Mika Singh with movie production houses, music companies and online music content providers. The statement released by AICWA President Suresh Shyamlal Gupta also states that the association will ensure that any Indian artist does not work with Mika Singh henceforth.
“AICWA workers will ensure that no one in INDIA works with Mika Singh and if anyone does, they will face legal consequences in the court of law,” the statement read.
In the statement, AICWA also condemned the singer for putting his profession above the national pride after he performed in the neighbouring country, amid the tension between India and Pakistan. AICWA has also asked the Ministry for Information and Broadcasting to intervene in the matter and act legally against the singer.
As per media reports, Mika Singh and his troupe performed at the wedding of a billionaire’s daughter, who was close to former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharaff. Mika reportedly performed on August 8 at the ceremony and his presence in the city came to light when some guests uploaded videos of his performance on social media.
Mika Singh reportedly charged USD 150,000 for his performance at the wedding in Karachi. However, his performance raked up controversy after upset fans in India took to social media to express their displeasure over his Karachi visit.
One of the Twitter users wrote, “Shame on you traitor.” “Mika Singh 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 are bigger than India? ” another user tweeted.