A petition was filed by local pro-Dalit outfit Arundhatiyar Munnetra Kazhakam.

Fresh trouble for Anirudh and Simbu as court summons them over beep song
news Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 08:45

 In fresh trouble for Tamil actor Simbu and music composer Anirudh Ravichandran, facing cases over a controversial beep song, a court in Coimbatore on Tuesday ordered them to appear before it on March 21.

Judicial Magistrate Rajkumar gave the directive when a petition by local pro-Dalit outfit Arundhatiyar Munnetra Kazhakam, seeking the arrest of the two for allegedly using vulgar language against women in the song, came up for hearing.

Directing the duo to appear before the court on March 21, the Judge adjourned the matter to that date.

Cases have been filed against Simbu and Ravichandran in a police station here and in Chennai in connection with the song allegedly rendered by them.

Acting on a complaint by All India Democratic Women Association that the song allegedly denigrated women, Race Course Police here have issued summons to the duo to appear before them for questioning. While Anirudh appeared before the police on January 12, Simbu has sought one month's time.

Anirudh in his statement to the police contended that he was not the composer of the song which has come in for strong criticism from several women organisations over the lyrics used in it.

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