The Tamil film industry, who are a day-long fast demanding the rehabilitation of Sri Lankan Tamils, received a boost when superstar Rajinikanth joined hands with the representatives. The entire film activity in the state of Tamil Nadu came to a grinding halt as all the artistes, technicians, filmmakers, distributors, etc. participated in the hunger-strike.
Renowned Kollywood personalities like Ajith Kumar, Surya, Rajinikanth, etc. were part of the agitation. South Indian Film Artistes’ Association president R Sarath Kumar demanded the Central Government to initiate action against those who committed war crimes whist asking for a referendum on separate Tamil Eelam.