Jayalalitha Jailing Sets Indian Filmworkers on Fast

Jayalalitha Jailing Sets Indian Filmworkers on

Film workers in Tamilnadu state in southern India are fasting in support of the state’s top pol, Jayalalitha, a former actress, who has been jailed on corruption charges in neighboring Karnataka state.

Above- and below-the-line industryites participated in a daylong fast on Tuesday and theaters were closed in a show of support. No filming took place either in a state that houses the prolific Tamil film industry.

Jayalalitha, who rose to fame in the 1960s opposite M.G. Ramachandran, ascended to the chief minister post that he himself had held before his death in 1987.

A four-year corruption case found that Jayalalitha had wealth of $10 million that was unaccounted for. She has denied the charges, but was found guilty jailed in Bangalore, in neighboring Karnataka, where her influence is not as high. She is appealing the case. She was ordered to pay a fine and three aides were also imprisoned. The charges were brought by a rival politician on reports she amassed vast wealth.

Known as Amma (Mother) to her supporters, Jayalalitha starred in dozens of films with Ramachandran including “Aadmai penn,” “Anbe va” and “Mattukara velan.”

O. Paneerselvam was appointed sworn in as chief minister Monday.

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  1. Rajesh kumar says:

    regardless your CM or ordinary man crime is crime so what does should you do? we obviously studied this right from school but can’t practice it, as we develop special relationship with famous persons. It is important to voice your opinion. As a ordinary citizen we or i only presume that it is all true as it is a verdict from special court hope these guys did justice, above all fear god, as your conscience is your underlying truth. May god help to prevail justice

    • Bala Muthaliar says:

      I Respect your thoughts Rajesh.. I pray with you that justice prevails and that the Judiciary did justice.

  2. we are ready to give 100 crores within 20 days. are they ready to release our CM?..

    • Jai says:

      Also go to jail instead of her. Fools

      • Bala Muthaliar says:

        Yes they will after she serves out her jail time. You are only paying for the penalty, not for her custodial sentence. And sorry you also cannot serve in jail for her.

      • I don’t say is she is perfect in all the terms .but sentence more than 3 yrs and cannot conduct upcoming elections next 6 yrs is unacceptable.totally 10 yrs out of politics is too harsh.

    • Anon says:

      Not only she has to serve 4 yrs jail term. What about that??

      • Peppy says:

        Banumathi; such thoughts are dangerous,if you are seriously looking for giving relief to someone who is corrupt, then we can never see this country out of corruption. It is a shame that we started seeing corruption in lighter sense and way of life

      • Bala Muthaliar says:

        The law was enacted to hold certain principles. It was accepted and practiced since independence. Cos your CM is convicted and the law applies where she will not be around for the next 3 years and partake in election for another 6 YEARS, does it mean the law is unacceptable.

        We should not lose sense to emotions. This is not the end. If she is innocent, she can appeal and prove her innocence. Unless you are convinced that she is guilty as charged, hence you are expressing your despair.

        One thing must be clear, a crook should not be reverend and certainly will embarrass his / her people if she becomes a leader. Allow the Law to take its own course.

  3. ramdev ... says:

    jaylalita is the victim..we cannot tolerate this shit in india

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