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MeToo backlash: Union of dubbing artistes terminates Chinmayi Sripaada's membership


Well-known singer and dubbing artiste Chinmayi Sripaada had accused veteran lyricist Vairamuthu of sexual harassment last month.

Karthik Kumar

Well-known singer and dubbing artiste Chinmayi Sripaada, who had accused veteran lyricist Vairamuthu of sexual harassment last month, revealed on Saturday that her membership of the dubbing artistes' union has been terminated.

The reason she has been given is that she had not paid the subscription fee for two years.

Chinmayi took to Twitter to announce that her membership had been terminated without even intimating her.

Chinmayi added that she had expected the first axe to go down from the dubbing union after she outed Vairamuthu and backed several allegations of sexual harassment against him.

On Twitter, Chinmayi wrote, “So given to understand that I have been terminated from the dubbing union. Which means I can no longer dub in Tamil films. The reason stated is that I haven’t paid ‘subscription fees’ for 2 years though this hasn’t stopped them from taking 10% off my dubbing income.”

It is worth mentioning that not too long ago Chinmayi had supported those women who had come forward to speak against actor Radha Ravi, who heads the dubbing union.

Fresh from the success of '96 (2018), in which she dubbed for Trisha and even crooned two chartbuster songs, this news comes as a major shock for Chinmayi and her fans.

She wrote: "According to Tamil film industry rules, if you are not a member of the dubbing union they won’t allow you to work. Considering no written communication or message was sent to me on past dues and with the membership terminated I wonder if I’ll dub for a film again in Tamil.”

 

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