Leading Tamil actors and technicians including the likes of Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan directors S P Muthuraman, P Vasu, Simbhu Devan, Seeman, editor Mohan, producers Sudeesh, K Rajan, Swaminathan, actors Sathyaraj, Sundar C, Karan Vijayakumar, Murali, Mansoorali Khan, Arjun, Arun Vijay, Bharath, Vijaya T Rajendhar, Prakash Raj, Mumtaz, Babylona, Dhanush, Fathima Babu, Trisha, Nayantara, Sneha, Manorama took time out of their busy schedules to take part in the peaceful protest condemning the attack on Theaters screening Tamil movies in Bangalore by pro Karnataka outfits. The film personalities took part in the 8 hours hunger strike initiated by the Tamil Film Chamber of Commerce. South Indian Film Artistes Association President, actor Sharat Kumar urged all Tamil actors, even of Karnataka origin, to take part in the strike despite their busy schedules. The massive gathering was held at specially erected stages at Chepauk.
Tamil Superstar Rajnikanth while speaking to the people and media said that it was unfair to target the film industry to gain political mileage in regards to the Hogenakkal Water project, ahead of the state elections. He also urged the Ex CM H.D.Deve Gowde and his son Kumaraswamy to try to normalize the situation.
On the other side of the border the Kannada film industry also got to the streets and voiced their support for the Hogenakkal water project at the same time said that they do not want the film industry, Tamil or Kannada, to be targeted for political purposes. Kannada bigwigs like Puneet Rajkumar, Ramya and Upendra were among the stars who urged the people of Karnataka to maintain peace and not to restore to violence.