Acknowledging her contribution to the film, Chinmayi Sripaada expressed her gratitude to the Leo team via her official platform, X. In 'Leo,' she has lent her voice for the character of Trisha, marking her return to Tamil cinema after an absence of nearly 5 years.
I am a million times grateful to Mr Lokesh Kanagaraj and Mr Lalit for having taken this stand.— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) October 5, 2023
THAT. IS. MY. VOICE. IN. LEO. FOR. TRISHA.
And guess what? I have dubbed in Tamil, Telugu AND Kannada. #Badass https://t.co/x747eBCzU7
What was Chinmayi banned from Kollywood industry?
The crooner faced professional repercussions within the South Indian entertainment industry following her prominent involvement in the 2018 Me Too movement in India. Her vocal support for women who bravely named Radha Ravi, then president of the dubbing union, led to her expulsion from the South Indian Cine, Television Artistes and Dubbing Artistes Union (SICTADAU). Additionally, she accused Vairamuthu, a well-known figure in the industry, of sexual misconduct during the Me Too wave that year.
Post these events, Chinmayi revealed instances where she was on the verge of securing dubbing opportunities, only to be dropped abruptly at the last stages.
On another note, the trailer of 'Leo' offered a tantalizing glimpse into the film's atmospheric world, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. This venture marks the second collaboration between Vijay and Lokesh Kanagaraj, following their successful collaboration on 'Master,' released in 2021.
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