Following this, SPB has put up a video to explain that all was well and that he was looking forward to finish the rest of his tour.
"People are feeling bad that I am in a lot of trouble in the U.S. But please don't worry. The Indian embassy has given me a passport and I have a back-up of all my songs. We are doing a very good job,"the singer said in the video dated April 5. "I have completed nine beautiful concerts and have five more to go. I will complete the other five comfortably ," he added.
At the beginning of his tour, in March, SPB had been slapped with a legal notice by Ilayaraaja who accused of copyright violations. The Music Director claimed that his permission had not been sought by SPB and singer Chitra before the tour and forbade tham from performing his compositions. Reacting to it, SPB issued a press release pointing out that he was not aware of it and said he would refrain from singing the music director’s songs in future.