Singer Mika Singh, who was banned by Federation of Western India Cine Employees association (FWICE) after he performed at a wedding in Karachi amidst tensions between the two countries India and Pakistan, awaits the final verdict which will be out after he meets the members of the film body.
According to a report in Mid Day, the federation has said that if any artist works with Mika, then he or she too could get banned. He was reportedly speaking with reference to an upcoming six-city gig in the US where Salman Khan and Mika will perform in.
Titled Up, Close and Personal With Salman Khan, the show has been scheduled for next week. Mika is expected to join them in the Houston leg of the programme, due to take place on August 28.
Ashok Dubey, general secretary, FWICE, explained the technicalities of the ban. He told Mid Day, “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 to will be banned.”
Commenting on whether the ban applies to gigs held outside the country, Dubey said: “Whether it’s an organiser from the US or any other country, we cannot stop anybody from conducting an event. Our policy is simple we will not work with the person who has been banned.”
The report suggests that the gig has been organised by Sohail Khan’s event management team in collaboration with Jordy Patel of JA Events in India and Bhavesh Patel in the US.