“The Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America will boycott films of Asin because of her visit to Sri Lanka despite a ban by the Tamil film industry." Indiatimes quoted FeTNA chief Palani Sundaram as saying.
FeTNA is an umbrella organization of many local North American Tamil organizations. It represents more than 30 local organizations.
Now, South Indian Film Artistes Association (SIFAA) has formed a committee to look into this matter. Meanwhile, Asin says that she has already spoken to SIFAA chief Sarath Kumar and she will respect committees stand on her Sri Lankan visit.
Earlier, SIFAA had warned actors not to travel to Colombo for IIFA awards and threaten to boycott film festival. Many actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Namitha, Genelia and others cancelled their trip at the eleventh hour. But, the stars like Salman Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Saif Ali Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Lara Dutta and others attended film fest and now they have been banned.
namitha, sarath kumar, nadigar sangam, vivek oberoi, ready, genelia dsouza, asin thottumkal, shahrukh khan, amitabh bachchan, hrithik roshan, saif ali khan, prakash upadhyaya, lara dutta