Many actresses from Tamil films did not turn up to the token fast called by Nadigar Sangam, the South Indian Film Artistes' Association (SIFAA), on Tuesday (April 2). While stars like Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan, Ajith Kumar and many postponed all their work and attended the strike, a couple of female stars failed to be part of it.
It seems Nadigar Sangam has taken it seriously and has decided to send notices to all those actresses, who failed to stand up for the cause. Tamil film industry observed a token fast to protest alleged "war crimes" against Tamils in Sri Lanka. The whole industry came together to show up their solidarity. Many artists, directors, producers, distributors and exhibitors participated in the hunger-strike being held at the premises of South Indian Film Artists' Association in Chennai.
Stars like Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan, Ajith Kumar, Vikram, Surya Sivakumar, Karthi, Prakash Raj, Vishal Krishna, Arjun Sarja, Silambarasan, Sarath Kumar, Sathyaraj, Dhanush, Bharath, Jeeva, Sivaji Prabhu, Vikram Prabhu, Jayam Ravi and Arya were part of the event. However, it was not the same in case of heroines, as the actresses' turn-out was poor.
Namitha, Lakshmi Rai, Dhansika, Ramya Krishnan, Urvashi, Ambika and Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, among others were spotted. But Trisha Krishnan came late to the venue due to her other commitment. But the big stars like Nayantara, Shriya, Tamanna and others skipped the strike. However, we are bringing you why they could not attend the event. Follow the slideshow to know more...
Nayantara is currently busy with multiple projects. Her Tamil projects are Valai, Raja Rani, and Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal. It was said that her co-stars from her films like Ajith, Arya and Udhayanidhi Stalin took part in the fast but Nayantara could not attend for the reasons best known to her.
A few years ago, Tamil film industry had asked all the actors and technicians not to visit Sri Lanka nor shoot the film in the island for the same reason. But Asin Thottumkal had travelled to shoot her Hindi film Ready which irked the entire industry. The actress had a golden opportunity to show her concern for Tamils but she wasted it as she was not part of the token fast.
Shriya Saran has only two projects in her kitty of which one is bilingual (Tamil/Kannada). She was reportedly filming her Telugu film on Tuesday.
Tamanna Bhatia is returning to Tamil films with untitled film starring Ajith Kumar. The actress, who re-entered Bollywood with her last week release Himmatwala, is keeping herself busy with the promotional works of her Hindi flick.
Kajal Aggarwal is gearing up for the release of her Telugu film Baadshah. It is for this reason the actress did not turn up for the fast.
Samantha is busy with multiple projects in different industries. The actress, who has been signed to play the female lead in Surya starrer next film directed by Lingusamy, was busy with her Telugu film.
Hansika Motwani has a series of Tamil film lined up for release. Karthi, Simbu and Surya who are working with her, were present at the fast but the actress was not reachable at all.
Taapsee has been in Mumbai to promote her Hindi film Chashme Baddoor, which is releasing tomorrow (March 5). It is said to be the reason why the actress skip the hunger strike.
Anjali, who is busy with Oor Suttri Puranam and Sarve Jana Sukhinobavanthu, did not turn up for the fast. The reason for her absence is yet to be known.
Lakshmi Menon is busy with Kutti Puli, Ivan Veramathiri and Manja Pai. Her absense was surprising as all the shooting related activities were called off.