Bollywood singer Mika Singh has recently banned by All India Cine Workers Association and Federation of Western India Cine Employees, after a video of him performing in Pakistan went viral.
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. However, despite the ban imposed on him, the singer is still very much a part of Salman Khan’s upcoming six-city gig in the US.
Mika is reportedly expected to join them in the Houston leg of the programme, due to take place on August 28.
Salman Khan will get banned if he works with Mika
Ashok Dubey, general secretary, FWICE, explained the technicalities of the ban to 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.
However, Jordy told the daily that Mika and Salman will not interact with each other at the event. “We are only dealing with Bhavesh Patel as our contract is with him. 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 said.