In the rife of the #MeToo movement in India, playback singer Chinmayi Sripaada also came forward for making allegations against lyricist Vairamuthu. And the court is yet to make an official statement over the case of sexual misconduct against the veteran lyricist.
But you will be surprised to know that playback singer and dubbing artiste, Chinmayi's membership from the Tamil Dubbing Union has been terminated. Recent reports reveal that the South Indian Cine, Television Artistes and Dubbing Artistes Union, has terminated Sripaada's membership. And that she will not be dubbing anymore for the Tamil cinema.
Sooo given to understand that I have been terminated from the dubbing union. Which means I can longer dub in Tamil films henceforth. 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— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) November 17, 2018
The voice behind many South Indian actresses in dubbed movies, Chinmayi took it to her Twitter account for posting about the same. In the post, she wrote: "So given to understand that I have been terminated from the dubbing union. Which means I can no longer dub in Tamil films henceforth? The reason stated is that I haven't paid 'subscription fees' for 2 years though this hasn't stopped them from taking 10 per cent off my dubbing income."
Our sources reveal that Sripaada's termination from the Tamil group indicates that the head of the union is not impressed by Chinmayi's involvement in the #MeToo movement.
"I expected the first axe to go down from the dubbing union. I don't know yet if I'll be given my membership back. Just a decision that's been taken without informing me that my membership is terminated. I am still on the much publicised concert tour in the US," said Sripaada.
Holi Re singer added: "Anyway as of now it looks like '96' will be my last in Tamil. It is a good film to end my Tamil dubbing scene with if the termination were to continue. Bye Bye!"
On a related note, Chinmayi has backed up many women in the industry who are speaking against actor and head of the dubbing union, Radha Ravi