'How can a script involving Rakhi be good?'

'How can a script involving Rakhi be good?'

“There is no question of working with Rakhi in future,” said Mika who was promoting Mitti, slated to release on January 8.

The two are at loggerheads since Rakhi filed a police complaint against Mika for allegedly forcibly kissing her on the lips at his birthday bash. Asked if there is a good script involving Rakhi, Mika said, “How can a script or a concept be good, if there is Rakhi in it?”
With Mitti, Mika joins the league of Punjabi singers-turned-actors like Harbhajan Mann, Gurdas Mann and Babbu Mann. Talking about his debut vehicle, Mika said, “It’s not that I was not offered roles in films, but I was waiting for the right script and team. Earlier,
I got an offer to play a villain in Jo Bole So Nihal, but I rejected it as I was sure that my fans wouldn’t like seeing any other actor beating me on screen.”

He added, “Initially, I was offered to compose music for Mitti. But when I heard the story, it clicked and now I am playing a very important character in the film.” Mika, who has sung songs like Mauja Hi Mauja and Bhootni Ke, enjoyed his work in Mitti. “It was an amazing experience to act before the camera. I have realised that there is a lot to learn from my fellow actors. I am quite confident that I would get more meaningful and better subjects in the future,” he said.

Mitti revolves around Punjab’s flourishing agriculture sector and how multinationals are grabbing lands of poor farmers at throwaway prices. “It is not about NRIs, it’s only about Punjab, its youth, our roots and values that we have sidelined in pursuit of other materialistic ventures.”

“Mitti is the story of four aimless boys who are expelled from university. They are misguided and wrongly used by shrewd politicians. But with the passage of time, they face harsh realities of life and then rebel against unscrupulous land mafia.” Mika wants to spread Punjabi culture across the world. “I want to bring a change in the way people perceive Punjabi traditions and values outside Punjab. Therefore we are releasing this movie worldwide,” he said.

Mika is also very excited about Vishal Bhardwaj’s Ishqiya, where he has sung a song written by Gulzar. “It was indeed very special and a great experience for me to work with Vishal Bhardwaj and Gulzar,” he said.

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