Mika Singh banned from Indian film industry
New Delhi: The All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) has banned singer Mika Singh from the Indian film industry for performing at an event in Karachi, Pakistan.
The event in Pakistan was organised by former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's close relative. A 30-second video clip tweeted by a Pakistani journalist showed Mika performing at the event, despite India severing all artistic and social ties with Pakistan in the aftermath of the removal of Article 370.
A letter from AICWA President Suresh Shyamlal Gupta stated: "AICWA bans and boycott singer Mika Singh from the Indian film industry for performing at a high profile event at Karachi dated August 8, 2019." "AICWA takes a tough stand of immediately boycotting all his association with movie production houses, music companies and online music content providers."
The statement further read that "AICWA workers 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". The association also sought the intervention of Information and Broadcasting Ministry in the matter.