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Ajith, Vijay to join hands to observe fast

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After Directors' Association, now the entire film fraternity is set to go for a day-long fast on Tuesday (April 2) against the reported genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka. Some of the big names have already confirmed their presence at the strike. Ajith Kumar and Vijay have already confirmed that they will be participating in the event.

For the second time within two weeks, the Tamil film industry will join hands to observe a day-long fast. The first fast was observed March 19 in Chennai.

While the Tamil Nadu Film Directors Association (TANTIS) and Film Employees' Federation of South India (FEFSI) spearheaded the earlier fast, the Nadigar Sangam - also known as South Indian Film Artistes' Association (SIFAA) - will fast in support of Sri Lankan Tamils on April 2.

"We received an overwhelming response for our token fast in March. However, everybody from the industry couldn't participate because of tight schedules. This time, we are hopeful of a bigger turnout. Actors who couldn't make it last time have postponed shooting to join the fast," a member of SIFAA told IANS. Continue reading the news on the slideshow...

Ajith And Vijay

Ajith kumar with the mutual consent of the producer has decided to postpone the muhurat. The subsequent shooting schedule of the untitled film is postponed to April 5th in order to avail himself for the fasting agitation declared by the South Indian Artistes Association.

Ajith And Vijay

"(Actor) Ajith sir has already postponed his shooting, while Kamal sir and Rajini sir are likely to join. We are happy with the response we have received since the token fast, but we hope for more," he added.

Ajith And Vijay

Does the presence of all actors make a difference? "Last time, the fast was initiated by the directors' association. This time the artistes will take part too. If all big actors join the fast, the movement is sure to pick up momentum and will help in highlighting the issue more," he said.

Ajith And Vijay

The fast will take place at the Nadigar Sangam premises in Chennai.

Ajith And Vijay

"We have cancelled all shootings for the day and have also requested everybody shooting out of Chennai to return and participate in the fast," a SIFAA member added.

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