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Kollywood stars gather in solidarity

Prominent members of Tamil Nadu's film industry held a day-long fast on Tuesday, in solidarity with state-wide student protests.

The protest by the South Indian Artistes Association, led by Sarath Kumar, appealed to the Union government to recognise the resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu assembly calling for a referendum on the issue of Eelam. Concerns about Tamil fishermen's grievances at the hands of the Sri Lankan navy were also voiced.

All of Kollywood's leading names were among the attendees including Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Ajith, Sivakumar and sons Suriya and Karthi, Trisha, Dhanush, Simbhu, Vikram, Arya and Jiiva.

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