Rajinikanth joins Anna Hazare bandwagon; will he fast?

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Chennai, Aug 23: This was the just the high-profile support Team Anna needed, as Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth offered his support to the Gandhian Anna Hazare's anti-corruption campaign. In spite of his fragile health conditions, Rajini has expressed his desire to fast in solidarity to the efforts of Anna for an efficient Lokapal Bill.

The superstar's doctors have however warned him especially since Rajinikath had recently recuperated after prolonged illness and was under treatment in Singapore. He had collapsed in the set of his ambitious film Rana raising serious concerns on his health.

Though Rajinikath's fasting plans are not yet confirmed, the superstar is expected to release a statement in this regard. The latest support from one of the biggest names in the Indian film industry comes as welcome boost to the anti-corruption campaign headed by Anna Hazare.

Hazare is on his eighth day of fast and the massive public support that the campaign is receiving is magnanimous.

The Tamil film industry has pledged its support to Anna Hzare's cause by going on a one-day token fast on Tuesday. L Suresh, the President of the Film Federation of India commented, "We are inviting all members (of Tamil film industry) through media to take part in this one-day fast (supporting Anna Hazare)."

Suresh further stated that directors, producers, actors, technicians were all expected to join. The associations who have come up with support include Tamil Film Producers Council, Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) and the South Indian Artists Association. On the issue of shooting getting affected, Suresh was quoted as saying, "it is purely voluntary. Shootings will not be cancelled.Those who are interested and free tomorrow can come and participate."

With the wave of support extending beyond filmdom, the 'Tamil Nadu Vanigar Sangam' (traders association) have also decided to observe a one-day strike on Tuesday in support of Hazare as well as to protest the govt move to allow foreign investments in retail trade.

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