The two superstars of Tamil cinema — actors Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth — jointly unveiled their mentor K. Balachander’s bronze bust on the new office premises of Kamal Haasan’s Raj Kamal Films International in Chennai on Friday.
The duo also garlanded a portrait of writer and K. Balachander’s close collaborator, Ananthu, inside the office premises, which is a stone’s throw away from Kamal Haasan’s Eldams Road office, which has been turned into his party office since he started Makkal Needhi Maiam.
The event was attended by the actor’s close associates actors Nasser, Ramesh Arvind, Santhana Bharathi, filmmaker K. S. Ravikumar, Mani Ratnam and the family of the late K. Balachander. Popular lyricist Vairamuthu also took part in the event and was seen sitting along with Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan throughout the show.
On seeing his presence in the event, many tagged singer Chinmayi as she accused him of molestation. Being one of the prominent lyricist of Tamil cinema, Vairamuthu recently caught up in a major controversy named #MeToo where he was accused by singer Chinmayi for sexual harassment.
Singer Chinmayi had alleged through a series of tweets that she had been asked to ‘cooperate’ with Mr. Vairamuthu by the organisers of an event in Switzerland. When one of a user noticed Vairamuthu in the event conducted by Kamal Haasan, fumed at a picture and said that it is irresponsible and demeaning to have Vairamuthu in the event.
Literally the who's who of Tamil film industry – Kamal Hassan, Rajinikanth, Mani Ratnam etc. This is irresponsible, incredibly demeaning and demotivating, sends a horrendously poor signal about normalizing 🙁 https://t.co/mA00taEvHa— Karthik (@beastoftraal) November 8, 2019
To that tweet Chinmayi said that Kamal Haasan appointed as a candidate Snehan who called MeToo a publicity stunt. She even added an hashtag saying “They are all the same”
Check out her tweet here :
And anyway, Mr Kamal Haasan fielded Snehan as a candidate who called MeToo a publicity stunt. #TheyAreAllTheSame— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) November 8, 2019
When one of a fan of Kamal Haasan asked Chinmayi to prove before accusing him. To that Chinmayi said that she has no proof of Vairamuthu kissing her in his office. “Sorry I dont have proof of Vairamuthu planting a kiss on me at his office. Your repeatedly asking me for proof as if Vairamuthu called and audience and leaves witnesses for this. You are out of your mind. Avan avanuku vandha teriyjm kaachalum noayum.” read the reply of the singer.
Here’s the tweet :
Sorry I dont have proof of Vairamuthu planting a kiss on me at his office. Your repeatedly asking me for proof as if Vairamuthu called and audience and leaves witnesses for this. You are out of your mind. Avan avanuku vandha teriyjm kaachalum noayum.— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) November 8, 2019
Here’s her tweets regarding the same :
Apart from her dubbing works and singing works, Chinmayi is highly recognised by the Tamil people for her existence in social media. Her recent notable film as a voice artist was “96” in which she lent her voice for actress Trisha. Being a representative of South India for Me Too movement, Chinmayi is one of the very active celebrities who interacts with her followers often.