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Nov 01, 2008 at 06:18pm IST

TN film stars to protest against Lanka issue

Chennai: Filmstars Rajinikant and Kamal Haasan will lead an 8 hour fast called by the film industry in Chennai on Saturday.

The fast is meant to be a protest against alleged atrocities carried out by the Sir Lankan army against ethnic Tamils.

Speculations are that this will turn out to be a glamorous issue. However, the film artist association have issued warnings with regard to what the stars would be speaking they have asked the stars to restrict their talk to Sri Lankan Tamils and not beyond that.

“You have the power and you announced war but you haven't been successful. If you do bad for the innocent poor people you'll never live peacefully it will be good for you if you stop the war and declare peace. If even after 30 years, you are not able to win, you should understand you can never win,” says Rajanikant

“It’s very sad that Tamils are being killed the genocide should be stopped, this the third protest of the Tamil film industries after the one at Ramaishwaram and second the human chain. We will continue to voice concern in more ways till the genocide stops,” says Kamal Hassan.

Sri Lankan Tamils - who buy overseas rights of Tamil films, are a huge money spinner for the film industry.

The programme was organised to express the Association's solidarity with Tamils living in Sri Lanka and support them, Sarath Kumar told reporters.

Hoping that normalcy will return in Sri Lanka soon, Kumar said it is good that the Centre and state governments have already started taking steps to find an amicable solution on the matter.

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