Mumbai, August 14
The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), the mother body of all 24 crafts of filmmaking, has banned singer Mika Singh from any performance, recording, playback singing and acting in India “irrevocably forever”.
The step was taken after Mika’s performance at an event in Pakistan amid spiralling diplomatic uncertainty between the neighbours after New Delhi abrogated Article 370.
A 30-second video tweeted by a Pakistan journalist showed Mika performing at an event after India’s August 5 decision, and despite New Delhi severing all artistic and social ties with Islamabad in the aftermath of the removal of Article 370. FWICE issued a statement in which they stated they were “deeply pained and anguished by Mika’s performance at a Karachi event.” — IANS