Abu Dhabi: Mika Singh, Bollywood playback singer, who was detained by authorities in UAE for allegedly sending objectionable photos to a teenage model, has now been released. He will be produced before a local court of the country later today.
The singer was in Dubai to perform at a Bollywood event when the 17-year-old Brazilian model filed a complaint against him at the Muraqqabaat police station. The complainant accused Mika of sending ‘indecent photos’ to her along with promising her a role in a Bollywood movie.
According to news agency ANI, the Indian singer was then arrested around 3 am on Thursday from a bar in Bur Dubai and was later taken to Abu Dhabi jail. While several of Mika’s friends had been trying to release him from jail, it has now been confirmed that the singer was released at around 1130hrs (UAE time) on Thursday night.
Navdeep Singh Suri, the Indian ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, confirmed the singer’s release from jail and informed that he would be produced before a court on Friday. Suri also said that embassy officials are working on the case. The court proceedings will take place sometime today despite it being a Friday, a weekly holiday in the Emirates.
This is, however, not the first time that the singer has been upheld for notorious behaviour. Mika Singh, who had risen to fame with his first single, ‘Sawan mein lag gayi aag’, was in negative limelight in 2006 for forcibly kissing Rakhi Sawant during his birthday celebrations.
In another irresponsible event, Mika was accused of hitting an auto-rickshaw and then fleeing. A charge of a hit-and-run case was filed against the singer.
As if he had not had enough brushing with controversies, the pop singer was arrested in 2015 on charges of assaulting a doctor during one of his concerts in Delhi. The doctor, Dr. Shrikant, had reportedly suffered internal injury in his left ear as the singer had slapped him in the incident.
Mika was recently making steady strides on his ladder to success by delivering several hit songs for biggest stars of the film fraternity and appearing as a judge on several singing reality shows like ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ and ‘The Voice of India’. His latest song, ‘Aankh Maare’, from Rohit Shetty’s movie, Simmba, has recently been declared the ‘chartbuster of the year’. The song features actors Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan in the remake of the 90’s superhit song.