The big names of Tamil films like Rajinikanth, Ajith Kumar and Kamal Hassan were among a large number of Tamil actors, who observed a day-long protest here to denounce the "war crimes" on Sri Lankan Tamils.
"We as an industry stand united for our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka," said Sarath Kumar, president of the South Indian Film Artistes Association (SIFAA), as a day-long fast ended.
He demanded "strict action" against the Sri Lankan regime for killing a large number of innocent Tamils in the war against the Tamil Tigers which destroyed the rebels in 2009.
"We also urge the central government to take notice of the situation of Tamils in Sri Lanka and organise rehabilitation for them," he added.
Actors turned up in hundreds to support the fast organised by SIFAA at T. Nagar here. This is the second fast after March 19 which was organised by Tamil Nadu Film Directors Association (TANTIS).
Prakash Raj, Vishal Krishna, Silambarasan, Dhanush, Bharath, Jiiva, Jeyam Ravi, Arya, Suriya, Karthi, Lakshmi Rai, Ramya Krishnan and Lakshmy Ramakrishnan also observed a silent protest. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...