Mika Singh recently found himself in the eye of the storm when a video of the singer performing in Karachi at the wedding of Pakistan’s former President, Pervez Musharraf's close relative’s daughter went viral. It sparked an outrage among netizens and Mika faced severe backlash for his decision and was also banned by the AICWA and FWICE. Amidst all the negativity, Bigg Boss 11 winner, Shilpa Shinde had come out in Mika’s support and posted a video telling the singer that he should not fear any ban and what he did was not wrong.
However, yesterday itself Mika rendered an apology and the ban was lifted off him. So, we got in touch with Shilpa to know her reaction on Mika’s decision of saying sorry. "I am extremely disappointed with Mika Singh for apologising to FWICE for a crime he didn’t commit. But I also understand the pressure he must be under for taking such a decision. I want to ask these federations, (not even a legal body) that who has given them the right to ban or pressurise someone to an extent that he/she agrees to say sorry in spite of not doing anything wrong. The same happened to me when these federations warned everyone to not work with me using their favourite word 'Ban'. But I feel proud that after their ridiculous attempts to put me down and frighten me, I didn't do what they wanted me to do. Today, I am not associated with any such federation but work has not stopped coming to me. It's my decision to not work with such people. In fact, just yesterday I got a call for a 105-long-episode show for a GEC channel but I didn't accept the offer. I will take up something when I want to. So, if someone feels that their ‘ban’ game has screwed my career, sorry to disappoint but that’s not the case.”
Although Shilpa understood Mika’s side, but she lambastes the FWICE further and even challenges them to stop her from performing in Pakistan. “I raised my support for Mika because not only him but many other artistes go through such dadagiri and I really want to put an end to it. He may have apologised but I want to tell him that there is no such law where people can ban you for doing work. I don't know if he will go to Pakistan ever again to perform, but I am surely planning to apply for a Visa and visit that country to do a show. I want to see who comes to stop me and I am very serious about this. In fact, if I have to go out on streets to voice my opinion on this and fight for it, I will do that as well. We call ourselves independent but are we really independent? I understand that there is a lot going on between the two countries and it’s a sensitive matter but at the same time I also know that there are experts out there to sort things out. Why are these hypocrites jumping in to make the situation more complicated?” Shilpa said.
Shilpa didn’t stop here. The actress went on to express her opinion on how artistes should be kept out of such political issues. "British ruled and treated us like slaves for years together but don’t Indians go there to work and get settled and that’s taken as an achievement. But when it comes to Pakistan, which was a part of our own nation, it becomes our biggest enemy. And if we really want to have this hatred towards them, then why do we make films and shows which give out peace messages? Artistes should not have any boundaries. In fact, art is the best way to bring positivity between nations in the most entertaining way. Alas! Nobody understands that,” Shilpa signed off.
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