The Tamil Nadu Film Director's Association (TNFDA) announced on Sunday that it would be holding a hunder strike on Tuesday to protest against the genocide of Eelam Tamils.
In a statement that TNFDA Secretary and filmaker, Ammer Sultan, said:
"On March 19, we will go on hunger strike between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. against the ongoing genocide in Sri Lanka. Thousands of innocent Tamilians are being killed and this is our way of showing support to our brothers and sisters there."
"We have requested all members of the Tamil film industry to stop shooting on that day and join us in the movement,"
Members of the Film Employees` Federation of South India (FEFSI), South Indian Film Artistes` Association (SIFAA) and television artists have also said that they would be taking part in the protest.