Indian singer Mika Singh recently performed in a private event in Pakistan and now he is banned from ever lending his voice for Indian films by The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) and the All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA).
FWICE, the mother body of all 24 crafts of filmmaking, has banned the singer from recording, performing, acting and playback singing in India.
Calling Singh’s performance in Pakistan “anti-national, unpatriotic and ghastly” and further said that anyone dealing with Singh will do so at their own risk and will be boycotted.
The federation moved against Singh, days after his performance at an event in Pakistan amid increased tensions between the neighbours after New Delhi scrapped Article 370 that gave special status to occupied Kashmir.
AICWA also requested the Information and Broadcasting ministry of India to look into the issue.
The singer’s visit to Pakistan had been kept a secret until videos of his performance leaked online.