Now, Chennai police to summon Simbu, Anirudh

Now, Chennai police to summon Simbu, Anirudh

A day after they failed to appear before the Coimbatore police for an inquiry over the controversial ‘beep song’, the cyber crime wing of the Chennai police has registered a case against Simbu and Anirudh. The case has been filed against the two under Section 67 of the IT Act and 292 of IPC, both of which deal with obscenity, based on a complaint by milk dealers association. Investigations will start from today and summons will be issued to them, sources said.

Meanwhile, the Nadigar Sangam has distanced itself from Simbu, and has condemned ‘beep song’. In a statement, South Indian Artistes Association president Nasser said, “Cinema is an art that traverses between crores of rupees and the art of filmmaking. Movie lovers understand that and have set a few limits to maintain decency.”

“Many have made it big in this industry and they go on to be celebrated as household names. But when the limits are breached it makes one cringe and look away.” “While it remains to be discovered who leaked the songs, the track composed by Anirudh and written and sung by Simbu is offensive to women and is condemnable. Hence it is the duty of the artistes to clarify the issue and tender a public apology to outraged fans. We gave the two of the time to apologise but they have not.”

“We had refrained from commenting so far because our members were immersed in flood relief work and also because Simbu had contested against our team in the recently concluded Nadigar Sagam elections. We wanted to take up the issue during the next executive committee meeting on December 26, but the situation has demanded that we talk about it now,” added Nasser.

He concluded by saying: “We hope the issue which has not only been dragged into the public but also to court gets resolved soon and the artists get back to their work. It has served as a lesson to all artists. We hope such incidents never occur again.”

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