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Sarath Kumar, the President of Nadigar Sangam has declared that all the actors and other technicians of Tamil film world should participate in the proposed hunger strike, which will be held in Chennai on April 4th, to show the protest and solidarity of Tamils over Hogenakkal Cauvery issue. He came out with this announced in an urgent meeting convened at Tamil Film Producers Council on today afternoon.
He said, "All the members of South Indian Actors Union (Nadigar Sangam) must attend the hunger strike, which will be held on April 4th in Chennai to condemn the chauvinist activities of Kannadigas against Tamils in Karnataka. The venue will be announced after discussing with the police authorities. On that day no film production activities will take place in any part of Tamil Nadu. All the shows and dubbing works have been canceled and every actor should participate in this hunger strike."
"It is applicable to those who are engaged with film shootings in other states or countries also. If they failed to participate in the strike, no co-operation will be provided to them from any trade body of Tamil film industry. It is the unanimous decision of the Tamil film industry," he added
When a pressman asked whether it could be applicable to the Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth, Sathyaraj, one of the Executive Committee Members of Nadigar Sangam ferociously replied that whoever is fed by Tamils and takes benefits in this territory must participate in the hunger strike. Otherwise they will chuck out from this state (Tamil Natla irunthukkittu, Tamilanoda soathai thingiravan athanai perum ithil kalanthu kolla vendum. Illanna avargal inga irukkave mudiyathunga...).
All the trade union representatives of the film industry have attended this meeting and condemn Pro Kannada activists and support the activities of Tamil Nadigar Sangam.