Since India revoked Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir, many developments have taken place in quick succession. Not just within the country, even the United Nations Security Council held a closed-door meeting to discuss the matter. Amidst all this, when singer and composer Mika Singh performed at the mehendi ceremony of Pervez Musharraf’s relative in Karachi, he was banned by the All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) and Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE).
The reason for the ban was cited in a press release that said Mika Singh had chosen to put money above the nation at a time when the tensions between the neighbouring countries were at a peak.
AICWA President Suresh Gupta said that he will make sure that no one works with Mika Singh in India and if anyone does “he will face legal consequences in the court of law.”
All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA): AICWA bans and boycotts singer Mika Singh from the Indian film industry for performing at an event in Karachi on 8 August. The event is said to be that of a close relative of Pervez Musharraf. pic.twitter.com/JWuy7V7y3v
— ANI (@ANI) August 13, 2019
According to News18, the singer has written an apology letter to FWICE President BN Tiwari and requested the body for a chance to discuss things in person. Mika Singh shared a video yesterday that showed Mr. Tiwari acknowledging his letter and setting up a meeting for further discussion on 20 August.
Mr. Tiwari revealed, “Mika has said in the letter that he is willing to agree to all things the confederation decides. In his letter, Mika says that ‘If I have done something wrong, I am ready to apologise to the nation, but until you hear me out please don’t impose any kind of ban on me.'”
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
The outcome of this meeting will decide if the singer will be boycotted from all movies and music contracts with entertainment companies and online content providers.