Police are all set to record Simbu's statement in connection with the beep song controversy. The actor, who is also known as STR, is likely to appear before the CCB (Central Crime Branch) officers on Monday, 11 January.
The Madras High Court had directed Simbu to record his statement last week, after the CCB filed multiple cases against the actor under various section of the IPC sections over the beep song controversy. This will be STR's first public appearance ever since the issue drew nation's attention.
Simbu and Anirudh Ravichander have landed in trouble over the song, which they had reportedly worked on two years ago. The number was written, crooned and sung by them for fun and it was limited to their set of close friends.
But someone from their team leaked the beep song, thereby putting Simbu and Anirudh Ravichander in huge trouble. The song has been heavily criticised for its cuss words in the lyrics and for demeaning women.
Several women organisations have condemned Simbu for the song. Once the controversy broke out ,STR came out to clear Anirudh's name from the issue yet multiple cases have been filed against both the stars.
Fearing arrest, Simbu approached the Madras High Court seeking anticipatory bail and the court rejected his plea. Last week the court directed the actor to appear before the police.
As per legal experts, there is a chance of Simbu being sent behind the bars for three years if all the charges are proved against him.
On the professional front, SImbu was busy with Gautham Menon's "Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada" till he was dragged into the beep song controversy. His next release is Pandiraj's "Idhu Namma Aalu", in which he has romanced his ex-flame Nayantara.