The Tamil film industry will organise a one-day strike on January 7 in protest against service tax levied by the Centre on the industry. Thenninthia Nadigar Sangam president R. Sarath Kumar said service tax, which came into effect from July 2012, had severely affected some sections of the film industry and that the industry wanted to raise its voice when the budget session of Parliament was round the corner.

The strike would be marked by a one-day fast near Valluvar Kottam and it would be attended by all personalities of the film world as all associations affiliated with the Film Employees Federation of South India have given the call for strike.

Chennai Theatre Owner’s Association president Abirami Ramanathan said there would be no shows on that day from 8 am to 5 pm.