Mumbai, August 4: The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) threatened singer Mika Singh for performing at US in a programme named ‘Hamara Pakistan’. An MNS leader, Ameya Khopkar challenged him on Twitter to hold a ‘MIC’ in Maharashtra now after this performance in US celebrating Pakistan’s independence.
Singer Mika Singh got into the controversy soon after he announced the show in the United States. A video of him announcing the show to the public was soon circulated in sociual media, with various users censuring him for performing in the show.
The singer along with a Pakistani counterpart announces in the video that he will be performing in the show marking the independence day of India and Pakistan, which shares a common history, on August 12.
Khopkar of the MNS on Thursday tweeted out against the singer and challenged him. Soon Khopkar’s tweet received immense support, while censuring for the singer continued.
A user with the Twitter handle named ‘No Conversion’ uploaded the video of Mika Singh appealing his fans to watch the show.
Responding to the slamming by twitter users for sharing the stage with Pakistani singers and for a Pakistan audience, Singh tweeted out on July 27 and said it does not matter which country his fans are from.
Singh has not yet commented on the tweet by MNS and no information about any change in the programme has been reported yet. The MNS is known to have voiced out in the past about singers and actors from Pakistan performing in India. They also sought a ban on them, after the attacks of the Pakistan Army on the Indian army base in Uri.
Edited by Uddipta Das