Vijaya T. Rajender, multi-faced film personality and who is also father of actor Simbu, has asked Nadigar Sangam to be more assertive in offering its support to artistes when they are faced with unexpected trouble.
When the ‘beep song’ controversy was at its peak during December last year and when music director Anirudh Ravichander and Simbu were getting criticized, the Nadigar Sangam remained quiet and let Simbu and Anirudh defend themselves.
Anirudh, who had been to Canada, stayed back for more weeks before returning to Tamil Nadu and presenting himself before the Coimbatore police to say he wasn’t guilty of anything.
Vishal later said that Simbu ought to offer his apology to women’s rights activists for having been associated with the song in question. Apparently angered by Vishal’s comments, Simbu announced that he was quitting from his primary membership of the Sangam which didn’t bother about the interests of its members.
Defending his son, Rajender said “Some miscreants purposely released an incomplete song and put my son in huge trouble. We have been fighting the issue in the Courts but instead of supporting Simbu, Vishal asked him to seek apology. Why should Simbu do so when he had committed nothing wrong? If an artiste is in trouble, he/she should get Sangam’s help or quit the Sangam which Simbu has done.
“I’m thankful to Nassar who said that he was seeking apology on behalf of my son Simbu. I want Vishal to follow suit and defend artistes part of the Sangam in future. Simbu’s decision to quit is his own and he has to take the final call,” said Rajender.