AR Rahman has finally opened up on the ongoing viral campaign #MeToo, a movement against sexual harassment against in workplaces.
Chinmayi who had sung many songs for AR Rahman accused lyricist Vairamuthu, a long time associate of the Academy Award-winning music composer for harassing her. Many of Rahman’s fans were upset as the composer didn’t open up about the issue on any form of media.
Rahman now took to his social media pages to share his thoughts on #MeToo. “Been observing the #metoo movement... Some of the names have shocked me... both the victims and their perpetrators...I would love to see our industry become cleaner and respectful of women... More power to all the victims coming forward!! In all my endeavors. my team and I are committed to creating an environment where everyone finds a safe creative space to bring their best. evolve and succeed. Social media offers great freedom for victims to speak up, however we should be careful in creating a new internet justice system, in case it's misused”, posted Rahman on Twitter.
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) October 22, 2018
As per Rahman’s sister Reihana’s recent interviews, it looks like the composer will not work with Vairamuthu and Chinmayi in future.