Ilaiyaraaja’s collaboration with Me Too accused Susi Ganesan for Venjam Theerthaayadaa slammed
Director Susi Ganesan's announcement about working with composer Ilaiyaraaja faced with criticism
The news of maestro Ilaiyaraaja composing music for #Metoo accused Susi Ganesan has been met with criticism on social media by fans of the composer. Many expressed disappointment about the legendary composer collaborating with a sexual harassment accused.
Susi Ganesan announced on Friday that he had roped in Ilayaraja to compose music for his next project titled Venjam Theerthaayadaa. Singer Chinmayi, who had also named lyricist Vairamuthu during the #Metoo movement reacted to this news and said that she was disappointed in the maestro.
Reaction to Susi Ganesan's announcement about Ilaiyaraaja
She also stated, “Vanjam Theerthayada. Wow. That’s more or less what this director has been doing to Leena. Doesn’t Raja sir or his team know they are propping and working with a molester who is harassing the women who spoke up?" She did, however, mention that she would like to give the team the benefit of doubt on her Instagram stories.
Vanjam Theerthayada. Wow.— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) January 7, 2022
That’s more or less what this director has been doing to Leena. Doesn’t Raja sir or his team know they are propping and working with a molester who is harassing the women who spoke up? https://t.co/YwVCckP1q4
No wonder LeenaManimekalai is having a hard time. #Abusers like #SusiGanesan goes to any extent, until the victim go six feet below the ground. Or probably will never stop until the body dries out of blood.— Dhivya Marunthiah (@DhivCM) January 7, 2022
Take a stand, Please One can’t abuse people & get away with it. https://t.co/FExHHPiFi5
What a shame.— Sai Balaguru Ganess (@sai_balaguru) January 7, 2022
The clout predators enjoy in Tamizh Cinema is unparalleled.
Raaja Sir worked with #MeToo accused Kailash Kher in Telugu album Gamanam and now with Susi Ganesan. Great streak sir.@ilaiyaraaja https://t.co/o37NNU6WUO
IR collaborates with Susi Ganesan.— Ishu (@DimpledJalebi) January 7, 2022
This is why you stop calling people god.
Susi Ganesan was accused by Leena of sexual harassment in 2018. She had levelled allegations against her on a Facebook post and the director has since struggled against trolling, hate and even a defamation case filed against her by Susi Ganesan. He also refuted the allegations levied against him.
Leena’s passport was also impounded and it was only recently that she was able to get her passport back after approaching the Madras High Court. In addition to this, Susi Ganesan was also accused of threatening actor Siddharth and Amala Paul for supporting and backing Leena’s claim respectively.