Singer Mika Singh and controversy always go hand in hand!
He is expected to perform in Chicago and Houston on August 12 and 13 respectively, ahead of Independence Day.
Mika Singh tweeted about the event that read, “Be ready to rock with me.. Houston and Chicago…. I’m coming to rock you guys Jai hind.” (sic).
Be ready to rock with me ..Housten and chicago…. I'm coming to rock you guys Jai hind:) pic.twitter.com/nTbvpF1g7P
— King Mika Singh (@MikaSingh) August 1, 2017
— King Mika Singh (@MikaSingh) August 3, 2017
The organisers of the show also posted a video of Mika briefing about his performance. In the video, Mika says that he’s ‘looking forward’ to celebrate the Independence Day of India and Pakistan. “15 August ko humara Hindustan azaad hua tha aur 14 ko humara Pakistan,” he says in the video, shared widely on Twitter.
The 40-year-old singer drew huge criticism for saying ‘Apna Pakistan’. Mika’s statement has left the Twitterrati fuming.
Some angry tweets read, “Shame on you. You are celebrating Pakistani Day? Do you know how many of our Army Jawan are being killed by Pakistan?” a user tweeted.
The 2016 Uri attack prompted an outcry from every corner in India. The attack called for a ban on all Pakistani artistes working in India.
Mika Singh’s controversial remark has drawn him a lot of criticism from his fans as well enraged leaders of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, party founded by Raj Thackeray. In an open challenge, Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena President Ameya Khopkar has dared Mika Singh to hold the “MIC” in Maharashtra again in a tweet.
@MikaSingh@mnsadhikrut Mika Singh is doing 'Hamara Pakistan' Concert in USA!!Open Challenge to him, Try holding 'MIC' in Maharashtra Now
— Ameya Khopkar (@MNSAmeyaKhopkar) August 3, 2017
Many Indian Americans have criticised Mika’s video. Criticising the same, Ramesh Shah, an Indian-American philanthropist said, “Celebrating Independence Day is for those who believe in India and its freedom and democracy. It can never happen with Pakistan, and not when they are sponsoring and supporting Pakistani terrorist on the Indian soil.”
Mika Singh has rendered his voice for many hit songs to his credit, which have become party anthems in the past. Moreover, his 2016 concert in Birmingham was a huge hit.
Why create such a ferocity on a disputed point, that too when India’s Independence Day is just around the corner?