The cast and crew of Tamil film, "Thalaivaa" had planned to go on a one-day hunger strike on either Friday or Saturday in Tamil Nadu on the non-release of the film in the state but police has denied them the permission.
The action drama was released worldwide on 9 August except in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry after theater owners received bomb threat letters from some groups.
The producers, director, actors and other crew members decided to go on hunger strike after all the attempts to the film failed. "Thalaivaa" cast and crew filed a written petition to the police commissioner asking permission for a one-day fast on Friday or Saturday but was denied.
Producer Chandra Prakash Jain, director A.L. Vijay and music director G.V. Prakash planned to meet Commissioner S. George with a petition but were sent to additional commissioner R.S. Nallasivam office who accepted the petition, The Hindu reported.
The petition said that Vijay, Amala Paul, Sathyaraj and other team members of "Thalaivaa" would go on a one-day hunger strike on 16 or 17 August. However, the police denied their request stating that the team should have taken permission five days before the fasting date, according to the rules.
Jain and Vijay had earlier requested Chief Minister Jayalalitha to intervene in the matter to secure the release of the film in the state. Producer Jain said said at a press meet that he would suffer huge loss if the film is not released this weekend.
"I will be brought to the streets with my family if the film does not release this weekend," Jain said at a press conference.