The Tamil film industry will observe a one-day token fast in Chennai tommorrow extending support to anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare. Hazare’s indefinite fast at Delhi pressing for a strong Lokpal Bill entered the seventh day on Monday.
“We are inviting all members (of the Tamil film industry) through the media to take part in this one-day fast (supporting Anna Hazare)”, Film Federation of India President L Suresh told reporters in Chennai.
He said directors, producers, actors, technicians, would join. Associations like Tamil Film Producers Council, Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI), South Indian Artists Association would also take part, he said.
Asked whether ongoing-shootings would be cancelled in view of the protest, he said, “it is purely voluntary. Shootings will not be cancelled.Those who are interested and free tomorrow can come and participate”, he said.
The ‘Tamil Nadu Vanigar Sangam’ (traders association) would also observe a one-day strike tomorrow supporting Hazare and also protesting the move to allow foreign investments in retail trade.