Mika Singh is one of the most loved singers around the world. Coming from the family of singers which include his father Ajmer Singh Chandan and brother the famous singer Daler Mehndi, Mika Singh started playing tabla at the age of eight. His real name is Amrik Singh and he was a Kirtan singer before venturing into Bollywood. Mika Singh rose to fame with his the famous song ‘Mauja hi mauja’ for Imtiaz Ali’s film ‘Jab We Met.’ Since then Mika Singh is the voice behind many popular film songs.
Mika Singh is popular not only in India but also all over the world where Punjabi music is understood and loved. It is very natural for him to have a huge fan base in Pakistan. Recently Mika Singh performed at a wedding of the former president Pervez Musharraf’s relatives in Karachi amidst heated tension among India and Pakistan. This was seen suspiciously in both countries. While Indian fans had an issue with Mika Singh neglecting the tension and performing in Pakistan, the Pakistanis were also not pleased with the authorities who issued 14 visas to the Indian singer and his crew.
Mika Singh, however, fulfilled his professional commitment with his fourteen crew members to perform at the wedding. He received a whopping sum of USD 150,000 for performing at the wedding. Just two days after the video surfaced on the internet, Mika Singh has faced a ban and boycott from All India Cine Workers Association. According to the statement if anyone in India wants to work with Mika Singh, he/she will have to face the legal consequences. According to AICWA, Mika Singh has put money before the nation in times when both countries are facing the worst tension. AICWA has boycotted Mika Singh’s association with all film production houses, music companies, and online music content providers.