Vijay Antony changes lyrics following protestPublished: January 22, 2016
As doctors declared protest against a song in Vijay Antony‘s upcoming movie ‘Pichaikaaran‘, alleging that it portrayed them in bad light, the music composer-turned-actor has come forward to change the lines.
In a statement, he said the particular portion which offended the doctors has been altered. “In the song, what lyricist Logan has sought to convey is that how some rich people, who, despite not having the requisite educational qualifications, end up becoming doctors by paying lakhs and crores to some private institutions.”
“Such people bring disrepute to this noble community of doctors. I had shown the struggle and sacrifices of doctors in my previous film ‘Saleem’ and will never show them in bad light.”
“Please do not cast apprehensions on the team by listening to just one line from the song. We did not write this song to insult doctors from the backward communities. In fact, both the lyricist, Logan, and the singer Velmurugan are from the backward communities themselves who have excelled in their professions,” he added.
“As some of them could not understand the word quota, we have changed it to Kasu Koduththu… now”, he stated.
On Tuesday, Dr G R Raveendranath, general secretary of Doctors Association for Social Equality said the song had the line ‘Quotavula seatu vaangi doctor aavuran… Thappu thappa oosi pottu saagadikiraan’, which insults and ridicules candidates from the backward, most backward and tribal communities, who get MBBS seats under reservation.