Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan to fast on April 2 for Lankan Tamils

Top actors from the Tamil film industry will observe a one-day fast, similar to that of the March 19 agitation

In yet another show of solidarity by the Tamil film industry, actors will stage a one-day fast on April 2, demanding action against the Sri Lankan government for its alleged atrocities against the Tamils on the island.

The hunger protest will take place at the Nadigar Sangam premises in T Nagar in Chennai. Sources say top stars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan have agreed to take part in the agitation.

“A team led by Nadigar Sangam (South Indian Film Artistes Association) president and MLA Sarathkumar is busy making arrangements for the protest,” said sources. It is said that film shoots will be cancelled on April 2 to allow actors to attend the fast. It may be recalled that directors staged a similar agitation on March 19.