Singer Mika Singh to make film on his life

Singapore: Indian pop singer Mika Singh has said he is working on a film based on his life charting his early days of struggle to emerging as one of the most popular playback singers in Bollywood.

"The story is being put together," he said, disclosing that it would be directed by Shashanka Ghosh of the 2009 comedy `Quick Gun Murugan` fame.

Mika, who started as a singer 13 years ago after leaving his brother Daler Mehndi`s band as a guitarist, said the story would cover his journey to becoming a popular singer over the years.

The `Something Something` hitmaker said he was also being approached to act in films but currently he is busy with his scheduled concerts and regular song recordings for films.

Besides singing hit Punjab/Hindi songs for Bollywood, Mika said he has also recorded songs in Telegu, Tamil, Bengali, Bhojpuri and Haryanvi.

He said he was already writing a typical song for actor Sunil Shetty`s next film.

"On an average, I would like to do two to three hit songs a year to ensure I have created a good life-long singing piece," said Mika, who was here for his first singing event in Singapore organized by the Charkula Arts Academy and Club Colaba.

"The Singapore concert is a an important start to my Asian tours and I hope to host one every year in the city state," Mika said.

"It is the mixed community of Indians, Pakistanis and Bengalis that give me an opportunity to sing for them and entertain them," he said, adding that he hopes to sign in as many languages as possible as he progresses with his career.

Mika`s next concert would in Hong Kong on February 10 while he has already started planning a public concert in Pakistan in the coming months.

Mika also talked about his non-governmental organization Divine Touch which he said has been expanded from simple "langgar" services at Gurdwaras to support needy women.

"We take in a batch of 300 girls and women from the age of 16 to 40 every six months and helping them with some basic education as well as training in arts and handicrafts," he said.