Superstar Rajinikanth has reportedly instructed his family members – his wife, daughters and son-in-law and national award-winning actor Dhanush – to stay away from tainted music director Anirudh Ravichander, who has been avoiding coming to India from Canada fearing his arrest in the ‘beep’ song controversy.
Rajini’s stature as the top hero for the past four decades in Tamil industry hasn’t come without him paying a price for it. He always ensures that his close relatives don’t embarrass him.
However, at times things go out of his hands like with the recent ‘beep’ song controversy involving Simbu and Anirudh, the latter being Rajini’s wife Latha’s brother’s son.
Some time back, Anirudh released an English song which was very vulgarish in nature after which he was summoned by the police for inquiry.
Anirudh’s father tendered apology to the police, handed over an apology letter and bailed his son out. Rajini is said to have told Anirudh at that time that as the latter might get a chance to work in his film in future, it would be better for him to be careful with what he did.
‘Beep’ song controversy meant that Anirudh didn’t heed Rajini’s words. Rajini was very much in Chennai when the controversy erupted 10 days back and was said to be very angry about the entire episode.
Sources close to him say that he has instructed his family members not to have anything to do with Anirudh in the near future. He has also instructed his daughters and Dhanush not to work with Anirudh.
It remains to be seen whether Dhanush, who has formed a successful association with Anirudh and has reportedly signed up the latter to compose the music of next three films, would heed his father-in-law’s advice!