Tamil film industry observed a token fast on Tuesday (April 2) 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. Well, the buzz says that the actress was busy with the launch function of her newly endorsed ice cream brand. Hence, the actress joined the fast in the afternoon. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Trisha Krishnan Launches Ice Cream Brand
After sealing the deal, she announced on Twitter and wrote, "Happy 2 announce Ill b d brand ambassador fr my most fav ice cream brand.Soon 2 b launched in India..Will kip u posted.til ten Ssshhhhhhh."
Trisha Krishnan At The Venue
However, her late arrival to the venue disappointed many fans as some of the actresses did not take the event seriously. While the stars like Ajith, Rajinikanth and many came early, top actresses were not seen in the picture till afternoon.
At least, Trisha Krishnan was part of the event even though she came late but many other A-list actresses did not participate in the event at all, said a fan at the venue.
Celebrities At The Bandh
For the second time within two weeks, the film fraternity joined hands to observe a day-long strike. The Nadigar Sangam, also known as South Indian Film Artistes' Association (SIFAA), called the strike in support of Sri Lankan Tamils.