Legendary SP Balasubrahmanyam has gone public with allegations that renowned composer Ilayaraja has served him a notice barring him from performing on his music in his concerts.
While it is nobody's case that the music director's effort should not go unrewarded, the fact that Raja's notice undermines the contribution of the playback singer to making the song a superhit. "Let me say, I am ignorant of these legalities". If it is a law, so be it and I obey it, " wrote SPB. "In these circumstances, our troupe can not perform his compositions from today".
The singer further said that Ilayaraaja had not sent them any such notice earlier when they performed his compositions during their "SPB50" world tour, which began in August 2016.
For those who are uninitiated, SPB is now on a world tour that's called SPB50 to mark the National Award winning singer's 50th year in the industry.
"Dear all, Greetings from US".
Responding to the legal notice sent to him while he was on his U.S. trip along with his music troupe including singer Chitra, SP Balu sent out a public note that he would hereafter restrain from performing Ilayaraja's compositions.
SPB is now in the United States as part of his SPB50 tour and hence wrote, "I did not get any feelers from Shri". Raaja's office at that time. He said that if it is a law, he will obey it. "In these circumstances, our troupe can not perform his compositions from today", he added. He added that he has sung songs of lots of other music composers by God's grace and said that he will perform those songs.
I am always grateful for your love and affection.
As a footnote, SPB stated that his intention was to only prepare his audience about the unfortunate development and made a request to not have any harsh opinions and discussions about it.