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India Lifts Ban on Mika Singh After He Apologises For Pakistan Visit

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MUMBAI: Indian singer Mika Singh has apologised to the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) for performing at a private wedding ceremony in Pakistan, after which he was banned by the association from performing in India.

While talking to media persons in Mumbai, Mika said that he performed in Pakistan due to a prior commitment, adding that he would not commit the same mistake again.

The singer said, “I signed the commitment papers long time back. The timing of my visit was wrong since India had taken a decision on Article 370. I told FWICE that it was a mistake on my part and apologised for my actions.”

“I got a visa, so I went (to Pakistan). If you get a visa, you will go, too,” Mika added. He was interacting with the media persons alongside chief adviser of FWICE, Ashoke Pandit, and the body’s president, B N Tiwari.

Earlier, the All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) and FWICE had slapped a ban on Mika for performing at the wedding of a relative of former Pakistani military dictator General (r) Pervez Musharraf, in Karachi. The performance grabbed public attention after pictures and videos of the event were leaked on social media.

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