I would like to sincerely thank Mr. BN Tiwari and #FWICE for being so understanding towards me and my sentiments. As I always have done, I will continue to do good for my society and the people of my Country. JaiHind 🙏🏻.. #Supportindiansingers #Banpaksitanisingers ... pic.twitter.com/Zsj3uHi2uU— King Mika Singh (@MikaSingh) August 18, 2019
Singer Mika Singh recently created an outrage on social media after he performed in Karachi, Pakistan. The singer was captured singing at the festivities of the daughter of former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf's close relative and the video had gone viral. What followed was the Federation of Western India Cine Employees’ (FWICE) decision to ban him from playback singing, giving public performances and acting in the country. The FWICE, the mother body of all 24 crafts of filmmaking, on Wednesday, had issued a statement saying that it was deeply pained by the performance of singer Mika Singh alias Amrik Singh at the wedding of the daughter of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's cousin in Karachi, amid tension and broken relations between India and Pakistan.
Now, on Sunday, Mika Singh said that he will continue to do good for India despite the decision of FWICE to ban him from playback singing, giving public performances and acting in the country. The singer will meet the officials of FWICE on Tuesday, and a final call will be taken on the decision to ban the singer. Mika also took to Twitter to share a video of the President of FWICE B.N. Tiwari, in which the latter mentions that he received a letter from Mika. Mika captioned the video as, “I would like to sincerely thank Mr. B.N. Tiwari and #FWICE for being so understanding towards me and my sentiments. As I always have done, I will continue to do good for my society and the people of my country. JaiHind.. #Supportindiansingers #Banpaksitanisingers." In the video posted by Mika, the President of FWICE said, “In the letter, he (Mika) said he would accept everything mentioned by the Federation had he made a mistake and will also apologize to the entire nation.”
After receiving backlash for performing in Pakistan, Bollywood and Punjabi singer Mika Singh posted a video of himself shouting Bharat Mata Ki Jai at Wagha Border on Independence Day. The celebrated singer, known for his hit songs like Jumme Ki Raat and Aankh Maare was invited to perform at the wedding festivities along with a crew of 14 people in Karachi. Mika took to Pakistan soon after Indian government abrogated Article 370, which gave the special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The movement was followed by Pakistan banning Indian films and cultural content. Soon after news of Mika performing in Pakistan made headlines, netizens were furious had then taken to social media to express their feelings.
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