If Rakhi is in a movie, it can't be a good script: Mika

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 29, 2009 05:47 hrs

It seems Mika hasn't buried the hatchet with item girl Rakhi Sawant. The singer, who will make his acting debut in Punjabi film Mitti, says he will never ever work with her.

"There is no question of working with Rakhi in future," said Mika.

The two have been 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 up on screen," Mika said.

"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 entrance of special economic zones in the state. It shows how multinationals are grabbing land 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," said Mika.

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.

Directed by Jatinder Mauhar, Mitti is produced by Rubina Baig and Kamalpreet Bains.

Mika is also very enthusiastic about Vishal Bhardwaj's Ishquia, 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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