In Pics: Rajinikanth, Vijay, Suriya start hunger strike

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Chennai, Jan 7: Kollywood superstars Rajinikanth, Surya, Vijay along with many other actors and officials of the film industry held a day-long hunger strike in Chennai on Monday, Jan 7.

The protesters demanded to scrap the tax. Supporting the cause of the protesters at the venue, Rajinikanth was quoted as saying, "If there's a tough law to book tax defaulters, so much of money could be mobilised." Film and television shooting were suspended for the day and theatres remained shut till Monday evening.

Hunger strike: Rajini with Sarathkumar

Kollywood superstar Rajinikanth along with the president of the South Indian Film Artistes' Association, Sarathkumar, at the hunger strike venue in Chennai on Monday.

Rajini at Hunger strike venue

Supporting the cause of the protesters at the venue, Rajinikanth was quoted as saying, "If there's a tough law to book tax defaulters, so much of money could be mobilised."

Kollywood actor Satyaraj at protest venue

Kollywood actor Satyaraj at protest venue in Chennai on Monday.

Kollywood actors - Satyaraj & Prabhu

Kollywood actors - Satyaraj and Prabhu in Chennai during a day-long hunger strike on Monday.

Hunger strike: Suriya with Prabhu in Chennai

Suriya with Prabhu in Chennai during hunger strike on Monday.

Vijay at hunger strike venue in Chennai

Vijay at hunger strike venue in Chennai on Monday.

Tamil film industry protest against service tax

Tamil film industry protested on Monday demanding to scrap service tax levied on them by the Centre.

Tamil stars at hunger strike venue

Film and television shooting were suspended for the day and theatres remained shut till Monday evening when Kollywood stars held a protest against service tax.

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