Actors including Rajinikanth, Vijayakanth, Surya, Karthi Sivakumar, Arun Vijay, Radhika, Revathi, Sripriya, Uravasi and directors Selvamani, Cheran, Ramesh Kanna were among those who took part in the protest. South Indian Film Artistes" Association president R. Sarath Kumar and its secretary Radha Ravi also participated.
Stressing the need for exercising restraint while, publishing reports on actors, Rajinikanth said that it is important for newspapers, to become sensitive to the emotions of people, when publishing defamatory reports. Actor Surya and director Selvamani suggested that FEFSI should have legal cell to deal with such reports.
Actor turned politician Vijayakanth said that press freedom should not be misused and media should avoid hurting sentiments of people. Actors Revathi, Seetha, Rohini and Nalini condemned the media report and urged the film industry to stay united in times of crises.
Earlier, members from All India Democratic Women"s Association and women members of FEFSI raised slogans against the Tamil daily and demanded legal action against those responsible for the report.
The Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) and human rights organization staged a protest on Wednesday at South Indian Film Artistes" Association, Chennai condemning a report on actors published in a Tamil daily recently.