Controversial Tamil actor has been in news with his recent ‘Demonetisation Anthem’ released on Youtube on November 8 commemorating the first anniversary of demonetisation. This created ripples in social media with more than 8 lakh views. The song written by Kabilan Vairamuthu and composed by Balamurali Babu was sung by Simbu for the film Thatrom Thookarom.
The song with catchphrase ‘No cash, No cash’ immediately caught the fancy of the listeners and the lyrics about the critical commentary of GST (Goods and Service Tax) and demonetisation connected with the troubles faced by the common man. The song also makes a reference to actors Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth, who supported the movement.
The actor voiced his opinion that he lent his voice to someone’s composition and offers his apologies if it hurt anyone’s sentiments. He said he didn’t receive any threat calls but police beefed up security outside his home as a precautionary measure.
Simbu was involved in a controversy in 2015 for his ‘beep’ song composed by music director R Anirudh. Chennai police had also filed a FIR against the singer and the music director.