The #MeToo movement in India gained importance last year as many from the film industry came out to share their horrifying experiences. Playback singer-dubbing artist Chinmayi Sripaada also made some explosive revelations about a few people from the industry, including one against lyricist Vairamuthu.
Samantha Akkineni who showed all support for Chinmayi was one of the very few actresses to back the singer. In a recent interview, Samantha Akkineni opened up on supporting Chinmayi and said it was her natural instinct to support her and is glad that she did. I’ve always spoken out and have had issues in the past because she always spoke out and the MeToo movement has helped in forging a strong sisterhood where women support each other.
Samantha also said, “Chinmayi has been facing backlash on a personal note as she’s been through a lot since her MeToo story and the continuing fight with the dubbing union in Tamil cinema.” Hence even when Chinmayi was ousted from the dubbing Union, ‘Oh Baby’ director Nandini Reddy and Samantha Akkineni decided to give her a chance to dub for the Tamil version of their upcoming film.