The FWICE, the mother body of all the 24 crafts of filmmaking, recently issued a statement saying that it was deeply pained and anguished by the performance of singer Mika Singh at the wedding of the daughter of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's cousin in Karachi, amid tension and broken relations between India and Pakistan. What's more? Federation Of Western India Cine Employees decided to ban him from playback singing, giving public performances and acting in the country, following his gig in Pakistan. The singer is expected to meet FWICE officials today, after which the Federation will take a final call on its decision to ban him.
Amidst all this, it seems Salman Khan is quite in a fix with Mika being a part of his upcoming concert in Houston, US. For those caught unaware, a six-city gig across the US — titled Up, Close and Personal With Salman Khan — has been scheduled for next week and the gig has been organised by Sohail Khan's event management team with Jordy Patel of JA Events in India and Bhavesh Patel in the US. Mika is reportedly part of the Houston leg that is scheduled for August 28. When a leading daily reached out to Jordy about Mika's involvement in Salman's show, he said, "Some local promoter in the US must have signed on Mika and added him to the line-up. Salman will have nothing to do with Mika at the event. They will not even interact on stage." He further claimed that Mika must be using Salman's name to promote himself.
Check out the promotional poster of the event:
However, Ashok Dubey, general secretary, FWICE, is adamant that if Salman or anyone else performs with Mika during the ban, he will be banned too. "If we impose a ban, it means all our technicians — including actors, directors, and even spot boys — will not work with Mika. If someone works with Mika during this ban, say Salman or anyone else, then he too will be banned," he told the daily, adding, "Our policy is simple — we will not work with the person who has been banned."
Meanwhile, Mika reportedly refused to comment about the August 28 event.