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Tamil film industry to shut operations on Tuesday

Tamil film industry to shut operations on Tuesday

Chennai: In a show of solidarity with jailed AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, an yesteryear actor, the Tamil film industry will shut its operations, including screening of films, and hold a day-long fast here on Tuesday. Members of various bodies of the megabucks film industry, including the Tamil Film Producers Council (TPFC) and South Indian Artists Association (SIAA) will participate in the 'silent fast' proposed in support of her near the state Guest House at Chepauk from 9 am to 6 pm, a release here said. Subsequently, shooting activities in and around Chennai will be suspended and there will not be any shows in cinema theatres till 6 pm, the release said.

Jayalalithaa, an actor-turned politician, has been convicted in the Rs.66.65 crore disproportionate assets case by a Bangalore special court on September 27 and sentenced to four years in jail besides a fine of Rs.100 crore.

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