Rajinikanth, Kamal, Vijay, Suriya, Vishal, Sivakarthikeyan and Dhanush join protest for Cauvery and Sterlite issue
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Tamil film fraternity led by veteran actors-turned-politicians Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth on Sunday observed a silent protest demanding the setting up of a Cauvery Management Board and the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC).
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The protest organised by the South Indian Film Artistes Association, popularly known as Nadigar Sangam, saw the participation of members of Tamil Film Producers Council and Film Employees Federation of South India. Leading actors, movie and music directors and other technicians participated in the protest. Among those present were music directors Illayaraja, Shankar-Ganesh, actors Surya, Vijay, Vishal, Prashanth and others.
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According to Nadigar Sangm President Nasser, the silent protest is held to convey one message -- the constitution of the CMB and the CWRC. He said allowing participants to speak might divert the issue instead of showing the solidarity with the farmers.