Mika Singh’s success story cannot be complete without the mention of his controversial kiss that he indulged with item girl Rakhi Sawant at his birthday bash in 2006.
Though the kiss created a ruckus at the party and even dragged Mika Singh to the court but it proved a blessing in disguise as opened doors of stardom. The ugly episode became a hot cake for the electronic media and was splashed on each and every news channel thus popularizing both Mika Singh and Rakhi Sawant, who till then were struggling artists.
Speaking about the infamous kiss Mika in an interview clarified, “I had thrown a party to celebrate my birthday at Someplace Else Pub in Andheri (Mumbai) and had only invited selected few friend including famous music video director, Ashish Sherwood, (Rakhi Sawant’s boyfriend). I had strictly avoided Rakhi because of her obnoxious temperament. However to my dismay she arrived with Ashish and began to be over friendly with me. I did not bother and was enjoying the party.”
He added, “Everything was fine and even Rakhi Sawant was enjoying the party. However things turned dramatic when Rakhi tried to apply cake on my face. I had instructed everybody not to apply cake on my face as I suffer from skin allergy. But Rakhi went ahead despite my warnings, hence I lost temper and in order to teach her lesson I kissed her in public!”
Humiliated at being kissed Rakhi Sawant created a lot of drama. She and her friends began a brawl in which her boyfriend Ashish tried to smash Mika’s bodyguard head with a beer bottle but was instead beaten. Rakhi left the scene but continued grabbing media attention by alleging molestation charges against Mika Singh in Mumbai court.
Later Mika Singh was involved in many more controversies. After Rakhi Sawant controversy, he dared to kiss porn star and sex siren Sunny Leone at a concert at Leisure Valley ground in Gurgaon. He has even kissed BESHARAM actress Pallavi Sharda during a musical show and PURANI JEANS heroine Izabelle Leite.
Further he was once detained at Mumbai International airport violating the FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act) rules for carrying excess currency. In another instance he was framed by the Gurgaon district administration for abusing wildlife norms at his farmhouse ‘King’s Jungle’ located in Gurgaon.
Controversy and Mika Singh thus became synonymous and the media termed him as ‘Controversy Boy’. Reacting to the controversies Mika Singh boldly admits, “I love the image of a ‘Controversy Boy’ because I am the only bad boy in the film industry who is good at heart and that is reason I have such a huge fan following.”