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Updated February 3rd, 2024 at 15:46 IST

Rajinikanth's Lal Salaam Banned In Kuwait Days Ahead Of Its Release - Here's Why

Lal Salaam directed by Aishwarya Rajinikanth is scheduled to hit the big screens on February 9. However, the film has landed into trouble.

Lal Salaam poster
Lal Salaam poster | Image:X/Aishwarya Rajinikanth
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Lal Salaam directed by Aishwarya Rajinikanth is scheduled to hit the big screens on February 9. With Lal Salaam, Aishwarya Rajinikanth will be making her directorial comeback after seven long years. However, the film has landed into a trouble ahead of its release.

Lal Salaam poster | Image: X

 

Lal Salaam gets banned?

Lal Salaam starring Rajinikanth in a cameo role has been facing trouble. The movie has been banned from release in Kuwait, as per media reports. Lal Salaam is touted to be a cricket drama and will reportedly deal with religious issues. Therefore, the sports drama movie has been banned from release in Kuwait as films that have anti-Muslim content issues get restrictued in the location. Nevertheless, the makers are yet to confirm the news.

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Lal Salaam poster | Image: X

 

A. R. Rahman clarifies using AI to recreate voices in Lal Salaam

A. R. Rahman, who used the artificial intelligence for recreating the voices of late playback singers Bamba Bakya and Shahul Hameed for the song titled Thimiri Yezhuda from the Rajinikanth-starrer Lal Salaam has issued a clarification with regards to the usage of the AI tool and the compensation to the singer’s families.

The Rang De Basanti composer took to his X, erstwhile Twitter and penned a note for his followers who questioned the dependence on AI for recreation of the voices of the departed singers.

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He shared Sony Music South’s post highlighting how an AI tool was used to recreate the late singers' voices. He wrote, "We took permission from their families and sent deserving remuneration for using their voice algorithms...technology is not a threat and a nuisance if we use it right.”

He also added the hashtags respect and nostalgia in the post.

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Bamba Bakya, who collaborated with Rahman on many songs, passed away in 2022 due to a cardiac arrest. Shahul Hameed died in a car crash in 1997, near Chennai.

While many users on the Internet supported the use of AI, a section of users also called the gesture disrespectful as they felt that over-dependence on AI reduces opportunities for upcoming talents in the industry.

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(With inputs from IANS)

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Published February 3rd, 2024 at 15:46 IST

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