Hariharan not coming; show cancelled

6 July 2012 01:21 pm - 33     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The ‘Hariharan Live in Concert’ scheduled for today in Colombo has been cancelled as the Indian singer will not be coming to Sri Lanka. In an email to the organizers last evening, Hariharan said: “There has been a development since the past 6 to 8 hours; we have been getting calls and emails from Chennai and Mumbai warning me against going to Colombo for the concert.

There have been posters throughout the city of Chennai condemning me with regards to the Colombo show. I have received a letter from the Tamil Nadu Film Director Association (Tantis) urging to cancel the show failing which I will be boycotted.

There is a group of Tamil activists outside my building in Mumbai waiting to meet me. The momentum of this campaign is growing and I fear will grow more. My position is very vulnerable physically and socially in INDIA. I regret to inform you that I have to cancel the concert.

Whatever the payment received by me will be returned back to you.  I hope you will understand the gravity of the situation in which I am due to being a social political scenario, it is beyond my control.”

  Comments - 33

  • union Friday, 06 July 2012 06:27 PM

    We can invite Gadaffi too...

    Lal Suranjith Friday, 06 July 2012 06:33 PM

    dont come who cares atleast we will be saving outgoing our money

    Political Illiterate Friday, 06 July 2012 07:08 PM

    why not listen to akasha Vahini, instead of hariharan?

    Who cares for these politics?

    observer Sunday, 08 July 2012 05:05 AM

    Because unlike people in India, we have common sense

    Raj Sunday, 08 July 2012 05:32 AM

    Tamil nadu wont send their artists,why we cant band tamil films

    Raj Sunday, 08 July 2012 05:35 AM

    we must banned tamil movies

    Trehan Munasinghe Saturday, 07 July 2012 10:14 AM

    Never trust an Indian !! Just use them when you need something...

    Azmi Saturday, 07 July 2012 10:45 AM

    Hey Lankan's, it's time to boycott south indian musics
    so how we can achieve this, first we forget our internal problem and come to gather as a one nations Jaya - Wave ...

    RAJU Sunday, 08 July 2012 06:43 AM


    suhail Saturday, 07 July 2012 10:49 AM

    it's very clear south indian musicians and film actors control by tamil nadu politicians

    RamUK Sunday, 08 July 2012 07:00 AM

    paripuu thamai....

    Anti-Indian Saturday, 07 July 2012 11:04 AM

    Will she stop Sanath from dancing??

    priya rai Saturday, 07 July 2012 11:07 AM

    why we never banned tamil movies???

    Hasthi Sunday, 08 July 2012 07:24 AM

    Sir, the people who would have enjoyed your songs would mostly be Tamil. So in effect it is only depriving the Tamil community some joy. If that is what the people in Tamil Nadu wants, then we cannot help much.

    The only thing we can do is join with the Sri Lankan Tamils and sing our Baila etc. Very soon they will find better enjoyment in Baila than looking up to TN musicians. So, in the end don't find fault with the Sri Lankan Tamils.

    We understand you cannot give up your own lucrative career just to make some Sri Lankan Tamils, even though your heart may be bleeding for them. This is the reality.

    So we can only sympathise with your plight and wish you a long lasting career in TN as they get you to dance to their tunes though the songs are yours.

    Anichche Duke Sansarae!

    Nodrog Saturday, 07 July 2012 03:29 AM

    Time and time again India has shown that they are not good neighbors but interfering in-laws. Sinhalese are a tolerant race but our collective patience must be wearing very thin by now.

    ayup Saturday, 07 July 2012 03:45 AM

    Who will listen??

    Manik Friday, 06 July 2012 01:36 PM

    What is the unavoidable circumstance? Is Tamil Nadu politics behind this?

    pee da mossa Friday, 06 July 2012 01:46 PM

    I have a feeling that the unavoidable obstacle is the firewall of Jaya and K ' nidhi.

    soorya Friday, 06 July 2012 01:43 PM


    Keith Saturday, 07 July 2012 03:52 AM

    who cares whether he comes or not.....
    Do you think SL is going to starve ?

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 06 July 2012 01:46 PM

    Looks like we are now only left to listening Iranian and Chinese music.

    Don Friday, 06 July 2012 01:56 PM

    who is going to lose? sri lankans?

    union Sunday, 08 July 2012 01:13 PM

    Dare if you can!!

    nihu Saturday, 07 July 2012 04:45 AM

    We dont give him high reception eighter!!

    Ranger Saturday, 07 July 2012 04:51 AM

    Tell this to Cardboard Wansa.

    Elephant Ariyadasa Saturday, 07 July 2012 04:41 AM

    Remember Sharuk Khan

    dev Sunday, 08 July 2012 01:59 PM

    Will u stop eating Parippu tonight?

    dev Sunday, 08 July 2012 01:55 PM

    even u don't go for it :P

    Nodrog Saturday, 07 July 2012 06:09 AM

    TN cries crocodile tears for the Tamils here but don't treat their own citizens equally. Even the Tamils in TN camps are regretting going there and want to return.

    Fernando on the road Friday, 06 July 2012 04:51 PM

    Simple solution.

    Get a Sri Lankan to sing!

    gafa Saturday, 07 July 2012 06:25 AM

    please continue the show with our local guy, its better

    Ranjit Friday, 06 July 2012 05:21 PM

    Stop patronizing IOC gas stations, airtel , Indian banks and Hindi movies

    Jeevan Friday, 06 July 2012 05:50 PM

    It is madness man...

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