Chinmayi Sripada is the popular singer and dubbing artist in the South film industry. She has been the voice for Samantha over the years and made a name for herself in the industry. After opening up about lyricist Vairamuthu, (Meetoo Movement) she worried that she will be expelled from the dubbing union. As expected, her dubbing union membership has been axed now.
“Sooo 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. 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!” tweeted Chinmayi.
Stay tuned to us for further developments on the issue.