Chennai: The #metoo movement, which impacted last year's Carnatic concerts in Chennai and Tamil Nadu with a number of leading performers blacklisted by the sabhas because their names cropped up in sexual harassment complaints made public on the social media, is not expected to have any effect on the Margazhi festival of 2019.
Mr Narasimhan Murali, the president of the prestigous Music Academy, asserts that the renowned music body he heads does not regret the action it took against certain artistes.
The Music Academy had been pro-active in taking action in 2018 against any artiste whose name had come up in the controversy and which charge proved credible enough after discreet enquiries were made.
The academy had, in fact, been a model for acting in time to preserve the annual Margazhi festival from being tainted by association with anyone who may have been named by the #metoo movement.
Mr. Narasimhan Murali had said that the law must catch up for effective action in case there are sexual harassment claims....