Hunger strike by actors and actresses flagged off today

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Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013

Hunger strike by actors and actresses flagged off today

Students across Tamil Nadu are into serial agitations condemning war crimes in Sri Lanka.  Also, cine people are into agitation.  Tamil Film Directors Association and Film Employees conducted hunger strike two weeks back. 

Following that, actors and actresses are into hunger strike today favouring Sri Lankan Tamils.  The hunger strike is held in Habibullah Road, T Nagar. 

A stage was raised for the purpose.  Since 8 in the morning, actors and actresses started pouring in.  Many of them sported black shirt.  They took seat in the chairs placed in the premises. 

Artists Association head Sarathkumar headed the hunger strike.  Artists Association General Secretary Radharavi, Vijay Kumar, treasurer Vaagai Chandrasekar presided over the hunger strike. 

Actors as Sivakumar, Suriya and Karthi took seat at 9 in the morning.  Rajini is participating in the hunger strike.  Lead actors and actresses including Sathyaraj, Karunaas, Manobala, VS Raghavan, and Charlie are into the hunger strike.  South Indian  Chamber for trade and commerce, Tamil Film Producers Association, Guild, Directors Association, Film Employees Federation of South India, Distributors association, Theatre Owners Association are into the hunger strike. 

The hungers strike is to be held till 5 in the evening.  Following the hunger strike, movie shootings have been cancelled.  Shootings are not being held in other towns also.  Also, schedules as dubbing, mixing and rerecording are not carried out in studios.  Thousands of fans are thronging the area where hunger strike is held.  Heavy police security has been posted in the place.

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