Tamil film exhibitors to fast in support of Jayalalitha

Members of Tamil Film Exhibitors Association will fast Tuesday in solidarity with former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha, who was jailed Saturday for corruption.

IANS| Updated: Sep 29, 2014, 14:52 PM IST

Chennai: Members of Tamil Film Exhibitors Association will fast Tuesday in solidarity with former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha, who was jailed Saturday for corruption.

All shows in all theatres across the state Tuesday stand cancelled.

"We plan to fast to extend our support to Amma (Jayalalitha). We can't comment on the verdict. But since she's done so much for film industry, this is the least we could do for her," an Association member told IANS.

AIADMK leader J. Jayalalithaa was taken into judicial custody in Bangalore Saturday after a special court sentenced her to four years in prison on corruption charges.

She was fined Rs.100 crore and she stands disqualified as a legislator.