#MeToo backfire: Impacts Chinmayi’s career

The #MeToo movement in Indian cinema seems don’t have any lasting impact. After actress Sanjana Galrani was forced to render her apologies to the director whom she accused, it’s singer and dubbing artist Chinmayi who is at the receiving end.
Chinmayi’s sexual harassment allegations on lyricist Vairamuthu turned too costly for her. The Tamil industry’s dubbing union headed by Radha Ravi whom Chinmayi accused had banned her from dubbing to Tamil films.
With Chinmayi can no longer dub for Tamil films, the recent release ‘96’ can be considered her last movie to dub in Tamil.

Chinmayi responded on the decision of dubbing union through twitter. She tweeted, “So, given to understand that I have been terminated from the dubbing union. Which means I can longer dub in Tamil films henceforth. The reason stated is that I haven’t paid ‘subscription fees’ for 2 years though this hasn’t stopped them from taking 10% off my dubbing income. According to Tamil Film Industry rules if you’re not a member of the dubbing union they wont allow you to work. Considering no written communication, message was sent to me on past dues and with the membership terminated I wonder if I ll dub for a film again in Tamil.”
She also told that she expected this would happen, as she tweeted, “I expected the first axe to go down from the dubbing union. I dont know yet if I’ll be given my membership back. Just a decision that’s been taken without informing me that my membership is terminated. I am still on the much publicised concert tour in the US.Anyway as of now it looks like ‘96 will be my last in Tamil. It is a good film to end my Tamil dubbing scene with if the termination were to continue. Bye Bye!”
Chinmayi expressed her frustration on these powerful predators running the society, she tweeted, “Anyway I always knew my career would be done with. Society is run by the powerful. The predators will NEVER be questioned. Neither will disciplinary action be taken against them. Fact that Mr Radha Ravi is still President of the Dubbing Union despite all the allegations”.