Ahead of the Indian Independence Day, singer Mika Singh is expected to perform at Chicago and Houston in the United States. Announcing the same on his official Twitter handle, Mika Singh wrote,
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
However, what caused the eruption of people on Twitter is a video shared by the management of the programs, where Mika Singh is featured on the show. In the video, Mika Singh can be heard saying that he is “looking forward” to celebrate the Indian as well as the Pakistani independence days:
15 August ko humara Hindustan azaad hua tha aur 14 ko humara Pakistan.
Here’s the video:
— No Conversion (@noconversion) August 2, 2017
Needless to say, the 40-year-old’s comments were not taken lightly by Twitter users. One of the users went to the extent of saying:
Shame on you. You are celebrating Pakistani Day? Do you know how many of our Army Jawan are being killed by Pakistan?
Here are some of the tweets written against Mika’s “humara Pakistan” comment:
Money money money… sweeter than country…
— Rani Roy (@raniroyrocky) July 23, 2017
— Rudra k (@lord_mahakaal) July 22, 2017
It may be recalled that the Uri attack, which happened a year back, triggered new-found apathy between the two countries. The attack also called for a ban on all Pakistani artistes working in India. According to reports furnished by PTI, Indian Americans have condemned the video as well. According to an Indian-American philanthropist Ramesh Shah,
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.
Not new to controversies, Mika Singh is a well-known Bollywood singer, renowned for his playback singing. His last show abroad, in Birmingham in 2016, was a roaring hit.