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Radha Ravi Refutes Chinmayi’s Allegations; Says He Has Evidence For The Datuk Award


Actor Radha Ravi denies allegations made by singer Chinmayi, saying that the actor had anointed himself with the ‘Datuk’ title awarded by Malaysia.


Talking to Malai Murasu, Radha Ravi said, “Chinmayi has made a habit of speaking only lies. Earlier she tried to accuse poet Vairamuthu and ‘blackmail’ him, but she could not. So now she has come to me, while I have nothing to give her other than the truth. She is not even aware of who are given the ‘Datuk’ award in Malaysia. I have all evidences for the award I have received and I will unveil them as soon as I reach Chennai, as I’m in Pudukottai currently. I doubt that the letter released by Chinmayi is fake. I’m not going to leave her. The people who awarded me with the title itself will take action against her.”

On Thursday, when Radha Ravi was busy questioning the veracity of claims made by women during the #MeToo movement, Chinmayi unearthed a scam that exposed the dubbing union president as having anointed himself with the ‘Datuk’ title of Malaysia. It’s a prestigious award conferred by the Malaysian ruler, and its recipients include the likes of Shah Rukh Khan and Jackie Chan.

“The issue came up during a meeting I had with the other dubbing union members to understand the bylaws. That Mr Radha Ravi was awarded the title of ‘Datuk’ had always been under doubt. It was Mr Dasarathy who mentioned this,” Chinmayi had said.

“Radha Ravi claims to have received the award at a function organised at a private hotel here. This is not the usual practice with the awards as it is conferred in Malaysia itself,” she said. She then contacted a Malaysian official and confirmed that Radha Ravi was bestowed with no such honour.

She also posted the link to a portal which has details of those who have won the award. Radha Ravi’s credentials turned up no results.