Indian film industry body boycotts pop star Mika Singh after he performs at Pakistani wedding
New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Indian film industry body All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) on Tuesday boycotted pop singer Mika Singh after he performed at a wedding in Karachi, Pakistan last week.
The event was organised by a billionaire for his daughter's wedding, who is a close relative of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharaff.
In a statement, AICWA President Suresh Shyamlal Gupta said, "AICWA takes a stand of boycotting all his association with movie production houses, music companies and online music content providers."
The film body further put an unconditional ban on the singer and boycotted him from all the movies and music contracts with the entertainment companies.
"AICWA 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 statement added.
"When the tension between the countries is at the peak, Mika Singh puts money above the nation's pride," the film association said.
The association also sought the intervention of Information and Broadcasting ministry in the matter.
Mika Singh had reportedly performed at a billionaire's daughter wedding in Karachi, Pakistan on August 8. His presence came to light when people who attended the program shared videos of him performing in social media. As soon as the reports surfaced, the singer was widely criticised by Twitter users in India.
The singer reportedly charged USD 150,000 (Rs 1,06,28,325)for his performance.
After Article 370 was revoked, Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic ties and snapped trade relations with India, besides suspending the Samjhauta Express services between the two countries.
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