Mika Singh’s trip to Pakistan for a live show at a billionaire’s wedding has proved costlier than he could have ever imagined. Perhaps the singer thought apologising publicly before the Federation Of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) would automatically solve his ban-related problems, and that he would be free to perform anywhere he wished all over again. Well, not so fast!
In a sudden, shocking turn of events Salman Khan’s concert tour in the US featuring Mika that was to kickstart on August 25 has now been postponed to later date. Apparently Salman has taken a stand not to perform with Mika. This comes as a big blow to the singer. Mika has sung some of Salman’s biggest chartbusters including Jumme ki raat in Kick, Aaj ki party (Bajrang Bhaijaan) and 440 volts (Sultan).
A friend close to Salman says it is imperative for the star to distance himself from elements whose nationalism may be under scrutiny.
“Nowadays you can’t be a star/celebrity in India without being ‘politically correct’! Mika may have apologised for performing in Pakistan, but he remains tainted — as he went ahead and performed in Pakistan, ignoring the country’s sentiment,” said a source.