Anirudh gets into trouble with the Musicians Union
the Musicians Union Film Anirudh he faced for not using its members and opt for foreign musicians while recording music for his next film Rajinikanth .
He says Dhina , its president, About a month and a half ago, we had asked Anirudh, who is also a member of our union, by phone to use musicians from our union for the music of Darbar . El acepto. & hace un mes, the miembros del comité ejecutivo del sindicato le enviaron una carta, instándole a que no use a the que no son miembros. Él también dijo que sí. Hace tres días, supe que el trabajo de regrabación de la película se había completado y que solo había utilizado a cuatro de nuestros miembros para un proyecto tan grande. Nos sorprendió que hubiera hecho esto a pesar de haber aceptado nuestras solicitudes antes ”.
There are 1,200-odd members in the union, with a majority of them earning their livelihood playing for films. Dhina claims that about 400-500 musicians get work when a big star’s film is made. “Even when Ilaiyaraaja sir and AR Rahman use musicians from abroad, they ensure that they use our members equally. But Anirudh has almost boycotted our musicians this time, ”he charges.
But Dhina adds that even though they are singling out Anirudh, many of the younger generation composers have begun to avoid local musicians and opt for those from abroad. “We are planning to pass a resolution in a month’s time, following which we might remove such erring composers from the union. We will be doing this with support from FEFSI and the Producers Council, ”he says.
We had sent a text message to Anirudh to get his version of this story, but we didn't receive an answer until the moment we printed it.