Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)


Mika feels Kamaal R Khan is seeking publicity by picking names in Bollywood and it’s high time someone called out such people

- Sugandha Rawal

Mika Singh and self-proclaimed critic Kamaal R Khan (KRK) have been at loggerhead­s ever since the singer supported actor Salman Khan in his defamation lawsuit against KRK. And Singh is in no mood to back down; he says, “Isko seedha karke hi rahunga”. He tells us, “I’ve been watching KRK, and I keep thinking about his personal attacks. He has tried some on me too. Industry mein agar iss pagal ghode ko koi thik kar sakta hai, woh main hi hoon.” Until now, the singer refrained from getting into any feud for the sake of his family.

“They kept telling me, ‘Abhi sab achha chal raha hai, kya zaroorat hai’. That’s why I ignored. Ab woh itna sarr pe chadh gaya hai. Yeh cheez bahut pehle control ho jaani chahiye thi,” says Singh, 43, adding that a lot of people from the film industry are afraid of getting caught in KRK’S “dirty tactics”, and that’s why they keep ignoring him.

“Sabke baare mein itne gande remarks. [Late actor] Sushant Singh Rajput ke baare mein bhi he has said so much. Isiliye mujhe beech mein kudna pada,” Singh shares.

For the last two weeks, Singh and KRK’S feud has been gaining steam on social media, with the former announcing a song, KRK Kutta.

Explaining his stance, the Sawan Mein Lag Gayi Aag hitmaker says he’ll not take it lightly if KRK continues to talk about his family instead of critiquing his work. “He’s only seeking publicity by picking up names in Bollywood,” Singh adds.

But what took him so long to act against KRK’S defamatory statements? “He has also committed fraud by forging a signature while selling my cousin his property in Delhi. He apologised to me for that, and for targeting me on social media. I didn’t say anything back then to avoid controvers­ies,” admits Singh. In fact, he has already completed the song dedicated to KRK. “Gaane ke lyrics sunke dar jayega woh. Uss song ka meaning kuch bhi ho, but beats and sounds are very good. I’ll release it once things get better in the country,” Singh shares.

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