A song allegedly composed by Kovaleri music composer R Anirudh and sung by popular Tamil actor Silambarasan, also called Simbu, has landed the duo in trouble. Dubbed the ‘beep’ song, it uses Tamil cusswords to make insulting remarks against women. The song that was leaked online on Saturday has had women’s groups slamming it, calling it derogatory and sexist.
The song, begins with the lines Enna P*******Ku Love Panrom. Though the cuss words have been beeped out, many claim the words can be figured out.
On Sunday, a case was registered at the Race Course Police, Coimbatore against Simbu, and Anirudh for indecent representation of women.
Read Anirudh’s statement on Twitter:
According to a report in DNA, CPI-M’s All India Democratic Women’s Association on Saturday sought a ban on the song, claiming it was ‘vulgar’ in nature. Some members of AIDWA, led by local secretary Amuda, submitted a petition to the City Police Commissioner, A Amalraj, and demanded that stringent action be taken against Simbu and Anirudh, police said.
Both Anirudh and Simbu, have since gone on a defensive. Late on Sunday, Anirudh, who is in Toronto for a charity concert to raise funds for Chennai flood victims tweeted, denying that he had ever composed the song. According to a report in The Hindu, Simbu, who is seen in the video seemingly mouthing expletives that are beeped out, claimed that the song was meant for his private consumption.