Singer Chinmayi Sripaada has lashed out against veteran actor Kamal Haasan who recently expressed his solidarity with the wrestlers' protest, claiming he had remained silent when she raised allegations against noted lyricist Vairamuthu in 2019. According to the singer, the actor also never spoke up when she faced a ban for naming Vairamuthu, who she said was a sexual abuse predator, during the #MeToo movement.
“Five years of a singer in Tamilnadu being banned for naming a molester right in front of their eyes and not a pip about it since the poettu has their respect. How does one trust politicians who speak for women’s safety while they ignore harassment right under their noses?
Just. Asking. Now while my timeline will blow up with abuse, shouting and yelling imma gonna exit.
Buhbye!,” she tweeted.
Women wrestlers have been protesting in New Delhi demanding the arrest of Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh who has been accused of sexually harassing seven women wrestlers.
Kamal Haasan, expressing his solidarity with the protesting wrestlers, tweeted: 'Today marks 1 month of protests by athletes of the wrestling fraternity. Instead of fighting for national glory, we have forced them to fight for personal safety. Fellow Indians, who deserves our attention, our national sporting icons or a politician with an extensive criminal history.'