t looks like Mani Ratnam has dropped Vairamuthu from ‘Ponniyin Selvan’, for the lyricist’s name was not there in the cast and crew list of the ace director’s magnum opus.
It was earlier said that Vairamuthu would pen lyrics for the movie. However, sources now say Mani has decided to not include the lyricist in the film’s team since he faced serious sexual charges under #MeToo movement.
Recently, there were protests in social media against Vairamuthu working in ‘Ponniyin Selvan’. Also, fans slammed Mani Ratnam and others for rubbing shoulders with Vairamuthu at the Raj Kamal Film International’s new office building inaugural function.
Here are some of the tweets that opposed Vairamuthu working in ‘Ponniyin Selvan’. : “Rahman sister AR Reihan told @arrahman will not work with controversial people. As a fan I am very disappointed. @arrahman please don’t work with molesters like vairamuthu. It’s a shame ”
“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.”
“@arrahman and mani ratnam shouldn’t have included vairamuthu. There are other lyricists of almost equal talent like thamarai or umadevi or even madan karky.”
“How can a molester like Vairamuthu be used in such a prestigeous project . I will watch this only in pirated portals. Not planning to spend my money on this shit.”