‘Marakkuma Nenjam’ controversy: Yuvan Shankar Raja and others voice help for AR Rahman and victims


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‘Marakkuma Nenjam’, the lately held live performance of music composer AR Rahman in Chennai, became a nightmare for hundreds of followers resulting from mismanagement, and lots of have been voicing out their grievances, together with girls who have been allegedly sexually harassed within the midst of the poorly managed crowd. Social media because the day of the incident has been full of grievances from distraught followers who haven’t been proud of the response they obtained from the occasion’s crew in addition to the musician.

Now, many celebrities together with actor Karthi, composer Yuvan Shankar Raja, singer Shweta Mohan, and actor-politician Khushbu Sundar have criticised the occasion administration, voiced their help for Rahman, and proven solidarity with the followers who suffered harrowing experiences on the live performance.

Music composer Yuvan, in a press release posted on X, expressed his disappointment with the occasion producers and organisers. “As performers, we place our belief in these producers to make sure that every thing runs easily and our followers, are properly taken care of whereas we’re on stage. It’s really disheartening to witness such a scenario unfold and it even urges artists, together with myself to tackle an lively function within the planning & security measures.”

“As a fellow musician, I empathize with the scenario and stand by A R Rahman, contemplating the unlucky occasions, particularly when the live performance was meant to present the followers a memorable evening, for all the best causes,” he added.

The Marakkuma Nenjam live performance passed off on Sunday, September 10, on the Adityaram Palace grounds on East Coast Highway (ECR) in Chennai. Sadly, the venue was not suited to carry the 45,000 individuals who made it to the occasion, leading to lengthy queues, visitors snarls, and mismanagement of ticket holders who couldn’t make it to their designated areas, inflicting the potential of a stampede-like scenario. Publish the occasion, many individuals shared on X that they felt claustrophobic within the crowd. Some had suffered panic assaults as properly. Movies posted on X confirmed aged attendees sitting on the ground on the sidelines resulting from exhaustion. The stories of sexual harassment and molestation from girls who have been within the crowd have despatched shockwaves throughout social media.

Following the incident, the Tambaram Metropolis Police launched an enquiry into stories of overcrowding and chaotic visitors on the ECR. On Tuesday, Deepa Sathyan, Deputy Commissioner of Police, (Legislation and Order), Pallikaranai, below whose jurisdiction the venue of the live performance falls, was transferred and positioned within the ‘obligatory wait’ class.

Listed here are the tweets from Karthi, Khushbu, and Shweta Mohan:

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