Bharathiraja questioned Ilaiyaraaja on why he was reluctant in joining Vairamuthu again and also many questions in Annakodiyum Kodiveeranum audio launch which irked Ilaiyaaraja. In a recent converstaion with a reader of a popular magazine Ilaiyaraaja replied ” All the things which were discussed in Annakodiyum Kodiveeranum audio launch should have been asked me in person, but Bharathiraja asked it in a public space because he can’t answer to my answers if he asked it in person. I can’t self trumpet my self or blame others like others ,similarly Bharathiraja wants me to be like him but I can’t drink and party like others”.
Ilaiyaraaja also added ” Bharathiraja compelled and took me to the audio launch and insulted me, what I can say about his speech? I will ignore it as a fool’s speech”.