Judge’s advice to SimbuPublished: December 22, 2015
When the anticipatory bail petition filed by Simbu came up for hearing before the Madras high court today, Justice Rajendran said that people in public platforms should be aware of the consequences of their acts.
“Each and every step of such people are being watched. Hence they should be careful,” he said, adding that if the song was in such a way that it would affect the society, it should immediately be stopped.
The judge posted the further hearing on the petition for the afternoon session. Earlier, the counsel appeared for the police argued that the court should not grant anticipatory bail to Simbu and should take decision only after listening the song.
In his plea, Simbu said that on December 12, Radhika, Coimbatore district secretary of All India Democratic Women Association, had filed a complaint alleging that a song sung by him and composed by music director Anirudh, contained offensive lyrics.
He added: “Those songs are in a scratch rough format without complete lyrics and in an incomplete version which are not intended to be used for public listening. I have exclusive rights over such songs and no third party has got any right to infringe my privacy.”