''I want to challenge the federation that I will go to Pakistan, please stop me if you really can,'' says this Bigg Boss winner.
New Delhi, News24 Bureau, August 26: Bollywood singer Mika Singh recently landed himself in a controversy after he performed in Pakistan. The ace singer was banned by an Indian film body but later the ban was lifted after he expressed his apology. And now Bigg Boss 11 winner Shilpa Shinde came up in support of the singer and has also challenged the federation AICWA and FWICE.
Shilpa in an interview with Times of India (TOI) talked openly about Mika Singh's controversy and gave many statements. Talking on Mika Singh's controversy, Shilpa said, ''I think rather than criticising you should be proud of the fact that Mika Singh has been called to perform there despite of them having good singers and musicians. If our government is giving him visa who is federation to stop him from performing in Pakistan. How can they stop him? I would like to tell the federation that you have much bigger problems in the industry to deal with, please try and solve them. You haven't been able to put a regulation on working hours of artists and crew members. People still work for 12-15 hours when in your rule book it says 8 hours shift. We are bringing shame to our own artistes by commenting about them.''
She also challenged the federation and said, ''I still talk to my Pakistani friends, get suits from them with fine embroidery on it. I have so many fans there and I talk to them, chat with them. They send me beautiful gifts on my birthday and they shower so much love on me. And not everyone wants to earn money by going and performing in Pakistan also. People have relatives, families, friends and they want to maintain that relationship. Why does federation have a problem with it. I want to challenge the federation that I will go to Pakistan, please stop me if you really can.''