Film body bans Mika Singh after performance in Karachi

The association said it will ensure that no one in India works with Mika Singh

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The All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) has announced its decision to ban singer Mika Singh. AICWA, in a statement released on Tuesday, said that they have taken the decision of boycotting the singer's association with the film production houses, music companies and online music content providers.

AICWA president Suresh Gupta said that the association will ensure that no one in India works with Mika Singh, and if anyone does, they will face legal consequences. The performance by famous Indian singer Mika Singh and his troupe at a wedding of a billionaire's daughter apparently close to former president General Pervez Musharaff in Karachi, had caused a furore, amid strained ties between Pakistan and India.

Mika reportedly performed on August 8, Thursday, at the ceremony and his presence in the city came to light when some guests uploaded videos of his performance on social media.

The Daily Jang newspaper reported that Mika arrived in Karachi with his troupe to perform at the wedding ceremony of an influential billionaire's daughter who is said to be close to former president General Pervez Musharraf. The newspaper reported that apparently the groom was a big fan of Mika and wanted to see a live performance and to grant his wish the in-laws used their top-level connections to procure high-level security clearance and visas for the Indian band.

Mika apparently charged USD 150,000 for his performance. The Punjabi singer's performance also upset his fans back home, who took to social media to express their displeasure.

-with inputs from PTI