Sunday, 22 September 2019

Ban on Mika Singh lifted; he says won’t sing in Pak again

BOLLYWOOD: Singer Mika Singh has apologised to the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) after the association banned him from working in India, following his recent live performance in Pakistan.

Interacting with the media on Wednesday in Mumbai, Mika said he had to do it owing to prior commitment, but admitted it was a mistake that he would never repeat. However, the interaction soon turned into a heated exchange between the singer and the media.

“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,” said Mika, while interacting with the media along with chief advisor of FWICE, Ashoke Pandit, and the body’s president, B.N. Tiwari, on Wednesday in Mumbai.

Earlier, the All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) and FWICE had banned Mika for performing in Karachi. Mika’s presence became known after pictures and videos of his performance appeared on social media.

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