Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:30:00 GMT | By IANS

Ajith postpones shoot to support Sri Lankan Tamils

Tamil actor Ajith Kumar postpones shooting schedule to join the fast agitation by the south Indian artistes' association


Ajith postpones shoot to support Sri Lankan Tamils (© Reuters)

Chennai: Ajith Kumar on Wednesday said he has postponed his untitled film's shooting in order to participate in the day-long fast April 2, to be observed by actors from the Tamil film industry against the reported genocide in Sri Lanka.

"Ajith Kumar, with mutual consent of the producer, has decided to postpone the launch and the subsequent shooting of the untitled film to April 5 in order to make himself available for the fast agitation by the south Indian artistes' association April 2," a statement from the actor said.

Ajith's untitled Tamil project with director Siva was scheduled to be launched April 1, followed by regular shooting from April 2.

Following the token fast by Tamil Nadu Film Directors' Association (TANTIS) and Film Employees' Federation of South India (FEFSI) ON March 19, the South Indian Film Artists Association (SIFAA) will observe a day's fast here April 2.

Stars including Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and Vijay, who were absent during the earlier fast, are expected to be present this time.

Ajith is also busy wrapping the upcoming Tamil thriller tentatively titled 'Valai'.

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