The Tamil film fraternity called for a hunger strike yesterday, September 30th, to register their protest over the arrest of the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha. Even the theatres across the state cancelled the noon and matinee shows.

While many actors and actresses participated in this hunger strike, including Sarathkumar, Karthi, Suriya, Sivakarthikeyan, Prabhu, Sathyaraj, Vemal, Gundu Kalyanam, Vikram, Ramesh Khanna and others, notable absentees were Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Ajith, Vijay and Dhanush. Even the top ranking heroines like Nayanthara, Trisha, Hansika and others were not present at the venue.