Even as brisk bookings are going on for superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Darbar’, which is set to hit the screens on Thursday (January 9), the Cine Musicians’ Union has slammed the film’s music director Anirudh Ravichander for not using its members.
In a statement, the association has expressed its displeasure over the music composer opting for foreign musicians while recording the music of ‘Darbar’ and has also sought the intervention of Rajinikanth.
According to the union’s president and popular music director Dhina, “About a month-and-a-half ago, we had requested Anirudh, who is also a member of our union, over phone to use musicians from our union for the music of ‘Darbar’. He agreed. And a month ago, the executive committee members of the union sent him a letter, urging him to not use non-members. He said okay to that as well.”
Dhina added: “Some days ago, I learnt that the re-recording work of the film has been completed, and that he has only used four of our members for such a huge project. We were shocked that he had done this despite having agreed to our requests earlier.”
Meanwhile, ticket bookings for ‘Darbar’ are taking place on a terrific speed in theatres across Tamil Nadu and other parts. Directed by A R Murugadoss, the film produced by Lyca features Nayanthara, Yogi Babu, Nivetha Thomas and others in key roles.