Indian singer Mika Singh has responded to the decision taken by the Federation Of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) to ban him from playback singing, acting and giving any public performances in India. The FWICE, which oversees all the 24 crafts of filmmaking in India, issued a statement last Wednesday, condemning the singer and his crew’s recent performance at a wedding event in Karachi, Pakistan, organised by close relatives of former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf. The statement had said that FWICE has “zero tolerance for such acts and unanimously condemn it as anti-national, unpatriotic and ghastly and totally ban Mika Singh alias Amrik Singh and the 14 crew members who participated in the presentation.”
I would like to sincerely thank Mr. BN Tiwari and #FWICE for being so understanding towards me and my sentiments. As I always have done, I will continue to do good for my society and the people of my Country. JaiHind .. #Supportindiansingers #Banpaksitanisingers ... pic.twitter.com/Zsj3uHi2uU— King Mika Singh (@MikaSingh) August 18, 2019
Mika Singh has responded to the decision by writing a letter of apology to the Federation. He tweeted a one-minute long video of B N Tiwari, FWICE President. In the video Tiwari said that Mika had, in his formal apology letter, written that if he had done anything wrong, he would accept everything mentioned by the Federation and would also apologise to the nation.
Hello guys, today some fake people are coming to protest in front of my house ..I request the media not to listen to these fake people from fake federations..Please listen to Mr. B.N tivari, the Vice President of #FWICE .. I‘ve received a letter and video from him. pic.twitter.com/5wEuiUEa6X— King Mika Singh (@MikaSingh) August 19, 2019
Sharing the video online, the singer wrote, “I would like to sincerely thank Mr. BN Tiwari and #FWICE for being so understanding towards me and my sentiments. As I always have done, I will continue to do good for my society and the people of my Country.” Mika Singh has requested the Federation not to impose the restriction on him without a hearing and their meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, 20th August, after which the Federation will finalise its decision on the ban. The singer has also been banned by AICWA (All Indians Cine Workers Association) and has previously been at the centre of several other controversies, as he was accused of physical and sexual assault in different cases.