Actor Simbu has sought more time from Race Course Police in Coimbatore to appear before them and explain his side of the case in connection with the summons served on him. An FIR was filed against Simbu and music director Anirudh Ravichander at the Station after women’s right organizations lodged several complaints seeking their arrest and trial for demeaning women.
Simbu and Anirudh have become the most-hated duo in the State in the past week ever since the ‘beep’ controversy erupted. The private song, which is thankfully not part of any film, was leaked on the Net late last week and ever since, protests have been held against the duo at all the places in the State. Simbu informed the police that he didn’t sing the song while Anirudh said that he didn’t compose its music.
Police allege that the highly controversial song containing vulgarish and anti-feminine lyrics were sung by Simbu and set to score by Anirudh. Simbu and Anirudh’s effigies were burnt at many places in the State by protesters who also beat their posters with chappals.
Cases against the duo under three sections – depicting women obscenely, humiliating them and under the information technology act – have been filed with the Race Course Police Station.
Chennai Police’s cyber-crime branch has been investigating to find through forensic science modes whether the song has been sung by Simbu. In the meantime, Simbu and Anirudh consulted their advocates about how and when to appear before the police in connection with the case.
Both of them didn’t appear at the Station as per the separate summons served on them. Simbu has sought more time to do so.