Mika Singh is paying a heavy toll for performing in Pakistan’s Former PM Pervez Musharraf’s relative’s wedding and it is even hampering his association with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan for their upcoming scheduled concert. Though after getting banned by Federation Of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), the singer issued an apology for hurting sentiments amid the tensions with neighbouring country, seems like the issue is not going to settle down anytime soon.
As per a report in the Deccan Chronicle, Salman Khan’s concert tour in US will not feature Mika Singh owing to the controversy, who was supposed to be part of it earlier. The tour was slated to start from 25th August, which is got postponed. This could be a huge blow for Mika as he has backed some of the biggest hits of Khan’s like Jumme Ki Raat and Aaj Ki Raat.
The source close to the actor states, “Nowadays you can’t be a star/celebrity in India without being ‘politically correct’! Mika may have apologised for performing in Pakistan, but he remains tainted — as he went ahead and performed in Pakistan, ignoring the country’s sentiment,” reports Deccan Chronicle.
Meanwhile addressing the issue, Mika Singh interacted with the media in Mumbai, Mika said he had to do it owing to prior commitment, but 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.
“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 apologise 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, while interacting with the media along with chief advisor of FWICE, Ashoke Pandit, and the body’s president, B.N. Tiwari, on Wednesday in Mumbai.