MeToo row: Rahman hopes things to change for better

Prime News, National (New Delhi), October 23:- Weeks after the MeToo movement gained new ground in India with women in the media and entertainment industry speaking up against their alleged sexual harassers, music composer AR Rahman has broken his silence on the movement, coming out in support of the women.

Tweeting late on Monday, the music composer wrote, “Been observing the #metoo movement… Some of the names have shocked me… both the victims and their perpetrators… I would love to see our industry become cleaner and respectful of women… More power to all the victims coming forward!!”

Rahman’s statement comes weeks after his long-time collaborator and Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu was accused of predatory behaviour by multiple women who had worked with him, including popular singer Chinmayi. While most of the Tamil film and entertainment industry has been silent on the issue, calls continued to grow for the renowned composer to speak up.

Rahman further said that his team was committed to “creating an environment where everyone finds a safe creative space to bring their best, evolve and succeed.”

However, like most men who have offered their support to the movement, Rahman too cautioned against its misuse. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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