Tamil film body serves ultimatum to non-member actors

June 8th, 2008 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, June 8 (IANS) Sarath Kumar, president of the South Indian Artistes’ Association (SIAA), has asked all non-member Tamil movie performers to either enrol before June 30 or face total non-cooperation from the film industry. To shore up SIAA finances, its general body passed a unanimous resolution necessitating the donation of 2.5 percent of all top stars’ emoluments to the organisation, Kumar said Saturday.

“Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, a personal friend of late Sivaji Ganeshan must set apart a better, bigger site to create a memorial for the late movie icon,” the actor-turned-politician Kumar told reporters.

The decisions to install statues of late matinee idols M.G. Ramachandran and Sivaji Ganeshan in SIAA premises and creation of a bigger complex at its present site were also taken, the body’s communiqu

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