Chennai: Trouble mounted for actor Simbu andmusician Anirudh yesterday as city police also filed a case against them for alleged obscenity over a song that has put them in the dock.
A case has been filed against the duo under Section 67 of the IT Act and 292 of IPC, both of which deal with obscenity, by the Cyber Crime wing of the City Police based on a complaint, a senior official said.
Investigations will start from today, which could include issuing of summons to them, he added.
Earlier, a case was filed against the actor and composer by Coimbatore Police on a complaint that their popularly described ‘beep song’ had denigrated women.
The Coimbatore Police had issued summons asking the two to appear before them yesterday but Simbu, who has hits including ‘Vinnaithandi Varuvaya’, had sought a month’s time to appear before the police.
Simbu and ‘Kolaveri Di’ fame music composer R Anirudh have landed themselves in trouble for allegedly singing and composing music for the video “Beep Song” with highly objectionable references to women.
Anirudh had denied outright composing the song, while Simbu had said that it was not released officially.
The composer, who is in Canada now, had also written to the police, seeking revocation of the case against him.
Meanwhile, Simbu yesterday said that Anirudh had nothing to do with the song and urged that he be left alone.
He admitted that he had sung the song, but claimed it was only a draft version which had been “stolen” by someone and uploaded on the internet and was not officially released by him.
“In fact, the song is only an advice to men to not criticise women for their love failure and that they should not take to smoking and drinking in such cases,” he told a Tamil TV channel.
If he had committed a mistake, he would admit that and seek an apology, he said, adding his parents and lawyers were handling the case.