Dubbing union polls: Chinmayi Vs Radharavi

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Singer-dubbing artiste Chinmayi Sripadha, who had earlier made accusations against veteran actor Radha Ravi, is now contesting against him for the posts of the president of South Indian Cine, Television Artistes and Dubbing Artistes Union.

Radha Ravi is the sitting president of the organisation and his tenur comes to end in March. Hence, election will be conducted on February 15.

Chinmayi, who will be contesting on behalf of Ramarajiyam Team, says, “I have dropped my nomination in the dropbox kept at the dubbing union office. The union has appointed retired justice Mr Ravi as the election officer. I hope everything will go smooth.”

Recently, Chinmayi hit out at the BJP for including Radha Ravi, who faced sexual allegations, into the party. Remember Radha Ravi faced charges under the #MeToo Movement.

In an online post, she said, “Hi @BJP4India..This man, Mr Radha Ravi is known to insult, abuse women at multiple events; even speeches on ‘Go ahead!! Rape! He runs a Dubbing Union that bans those who question him / complain of sexual harassment in the industry.”

“What message are you giving to women now? The Hon’ble Madras High Court has just ordered the Registrar of Trade Unions to submit a report on actions for the complaints of financial irregularities. So now, this case will go away?! Now dear followers of BJP in Tamilnadu – Do question. Thanks,” she added.

She also said, “While the film industry here neither has an ICC, Radha Ravi continues to be President of the Dubbing Union preventing me from working here and he joined the ruling party to boot. This gives no confidence to survivors who stand, mostly alone, fighting a system pitted against us. Ive been personally banned; have an injunction from the Honble CC Court in Tamilnadu also because I named Mr Vairamuthu, Padma Bhushan Awardee of being my molester during the second wave of the #MeToo.”

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