Mika Singh apologised to the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) for performing live in Pakistan, said that he won’t repeat it
Bollywood Singer Mika Singh was facing a ban after his performance in Pakistan. The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) had banned Mika Singh from the Indian film industry for performing at an event in Karachi, Pakistan.
Now, here is the latest update on Mika Singh ban case. Singer Mika Singh apologized to FWICE for performing in Pakistan.
Mika Singh apologies, FWICE lifts ban on him
Interacting with the media on Wednesday in Mumbai, Mika Singh said he was obliged to perform owing to a prior commitment. But he 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.
In his justification, the singer had only thing to say: he had made a commitment to the client “long back”.
“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 apologize 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 Singh, while interacting with the media along with chief advisor of FWICE, Ashoke Pandit, and the body’s president, BN Tiwari, on Wednesday in Mumbai.
The media, however, started countering Mika with questions like why he went to Pakistan in the first place after the Pulwama attack. This triggered a heated argument.
“Do you (media) know that Neha Kakkar and (Pakistani singer) Atif Aslam 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,” Mika Singh said after the ban.
Announcing that the ban on Mika has now been lifted, Ashoke Pandit said, “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.”
Tiwari said: “We had issued the letter to ban Mika but he 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 side. “
What do you think of the decision taken by FWICE? Was it is a fair call to unban Mika Singh? Let us know in the comment section below.
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BY DOLLY SINGH | DKODING MEDIA