Chinmayi Sripada Reveals How Samantha Ruth Prabhu Supported Her During #MeToo

Proof of female friendship!

The #MeToo movement was the time when we heard a series of allegations against several powerful men, many of whom we had never even suspected. But sadly this movement was an absolute nightmare for all the people who came out with allegations of sexual abuse against their abusers. Many powerful people received support from those around them despite multiple allegations which eventually led to victim blaming and trolling. And Indian playback singer Chinmayi Sripada also had to suffer the same fate despite being of the few women who were at the forefront of this movement in India. However, at that time, actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu took a stand for the singer and lent her support. In a recent interview, Chinmayi has spoken up about the same.


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We’ve all known Indian singer Chinmayi Sripada to be an empowered woman who doesn’t shy away from taking a stand to support women or call out abuse and crimes against women. She’s also quick to call out the misogyny and sexism and during the 2018 #MeToo movement, the singer had levelled allegations of sexual misconduct against lyricist Vairamuthu as well as actor Radha Ravi. During that time, actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu had taken to Twitter to support Chinmayi. Speaking about the same in an interview with Film Companion quoted by Hindustan Times, the singer shared that Samantha Ruth Prabhu stood by her during the #MeToo movement while adding that she was one of the few “voices of stature” who believed her when she made the allegations. Further, Chinmayi revealed that the actress also gave her work and even went out on a limb to get the singer to dub for her even when she could’ve done it herself.

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In 2018, during the #MeToo movement, singer Chinmayi Sripada levelled allegations of sexual misconduct against lyricist Vairamuthu. Later she also accused actor Radha Ravi during the social media movement. And not only was the singer trolled and victim shamed but the allegations also took a toll on her career as she was blacklisted by several people. In fact, the Dubbing Union had banned her for accusing the President, actor Radha Ravi of sexual misconduct. Amid all of this, Samantha Ruth Prabhu came out in support of the singer with a tweet highlighting how she has known her for 10 years and considers her to be one of the most “brutally honest” people. Showing her support, the actress also used the hashtag #istandwithchinmayi.

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For the unversed, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Chinmayi Sripada have been close friends for a very long time now. Both women are known to be outspoken and opinionated and they do not shy away from supporting each other publically during tough times. In past, Chinmayi had come out in support of Samantha when a troll called her a “second-hand item”. And that, my friends, is what female friendships look like.

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