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Mani Ratnam sacks Vairamuthu from Ponniyin Selvan?

There was a buzz that Vairamuthu would be penning the lyrics for Ponniyiin Selvan but the makers have not mentioned his name in the press release which announced the cast and crew of the movie

According to  reports, director Mani Ratnam skipped his name to avoid controversy. It’s worth mentioning, there were many #MeToo allegations against the award-winning lyricist.

Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Vikram Prabhu, and Aishwarya Rai are on board. Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Ashwin Kakumanu, Sarathkumar, Prabhu, Jayaram, and Kishore are also part of the ambitious project.

However, Vijay Sethupathi, who was rumoured to be part of the film, is missing from the official statement.

Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies will jointly produce the film. Actor-writer Kumaravel of Abhiyum Naanum fame is co-writing the project with Mani Ratnam, while writer Jeyamohan will write the dialogues for the film, which based on the Tamil epic novel by Amarar Kalki.

Recently, fans slammed Mani Ratnam and A R Rahman after reports claimed that they had asked Vairamuthu to pen all songs in Ponniyin Selvan.

The news about lyricist Vairamuthu to work for Mani Ratnam’s upcoming film Ponniyin Selvan, started doing rounds. He will be penning 12 songs in the film and it will be composed by AR Rahman. However, no official announcement was made.

This move was criticised by their angry fans for working with someone who has been accused during the #MeToo movement.
One of the Twitter users wrote, “Sorry….big Rahman fan but this does not do well. I really hope ARR steps down from this project. @Chinmayi has been fighting so hard and this is the time people of his stature need to take sides.”

Netizens are upset with the move of Ratnam and AR Rahman, who only preach women’s rights in their films and songs, but not in their profession. A section of people says that those complaints from Chinmayi are mere allegations and nothing has been proved yet against the lyricist.