Renowned as the Nightingale of South, K.S. Chithra recently found herself amidst a social media storm. The cause? A video where she urged people to chant ‘Sri Rama, Jaya Rama, Jaya Jaya Rama’ at 12:20 pm on January 22, aligning with the consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. She also encouraged her fans to light lamps post-event. But this seemingly simple gesture sparked a whirlwind of reactions.
The backlash was swift and varied. Singer Sooraj Santhosh raised his voice against Chithra’s post, citing historical sensitivities, especially given the controversial backdrop of the temple, which stands on a site previously occupied by a mosque. Writer Indu Menon joined the fray, dismissing the effectiveness of such rituals and dubbing Chithra a ‘fake Nightingale’ for her support of the event.
However, Chithra’s call for solidarity didn’t go without support. Singer G Venugopal stood firmly by her, highlighting the need for tolerance and respecting differing views. He also reminded everyone of Chithra’s long-standing image as a controversy-free figure in the music industry. Union Minister V Muraleedharan also came to her defense, questioning the backlash and highlighting concerns over freedom of expression, particularly in Kerala.
With a glittering career spanning over four decades, recording more than 25,000 songs across languages, Chithra’s credentials are indisputable. She has bagged six national film awards and 36 state film awards from six different states, establishing herself as a towering figure in Indian music.
This controversy surrounding Chithra’s video isn’t just about a chant or a post. It’s reflective of the intricate tapestry of religion, culture, and the power of social media in India. Public figures, now more than ever, find their actions magnified and dissected through various political and social lenses. Stay tuned for more updates on such engaging stories at www.climaxahh.com! 🌟🎶🔥