Chennai : All the Trade bodies of Tamil Nadu Television Industry has decided to fight against the dominance of other language dubbing serials in Tamil Nadu, under the guidance and leadership of Producer and popular film and television personality Radikaa Sarathkumar.
Apparently, the decision was collectively taken in Yesterday’s (15th April) joint meeting held at Chennai to mark the protest against dubbing serials and decide the future course of action towards curbing dubbing serials in Tamil TV channels, which according to them, is robbing of the lively hood of more than 20,000 (Twenth thousand) families that are depending on the Tamil Television Industry.
Various Trade bodies which represents the TN Television Producers, Technicians and Labours such as FEFSI, FEST and STEPS attended the protest meeting along with their members, as part of the one day strike. All works related to TV production activity were suspended Yesterday (15th April).
The meeting was presided by Radikaa Sarathkumar who also happen to be the President of Tamil Television Producers Council (STEPS) in presence of others leaders like Mr. Kavitha Bharathi heading Technicians union FEST, Mr Siva – Secretary of FEFST that comprises 24 crafts unions of Film & TV Industry, Ms. Nalini – Secretary of TV Artist Association, Film Director Vikraman, Mano Bala, E Ramdoss, Sujatha Vijayakumar – Vice President and Mr Baleswar – Treasurer of STEPS.
While addressing the gathering, Radikaa Sarathkumar said ”the growing number of dubbing serial in Tamil TV Channels is causing major loss of opportunities for TV Producers, which apparently is depriving the livelihood of Talents and workforce that is depending on TV Industry, this trend of Dubbing serial need to be stopped to protect them, However the fight against dubbing serials will be a long and tough process and we all should stay united and put a combined efforts to win this movement. I pledge my full support to fight against this cause.”
Leaders of all trade bodies also reiterated this sentiments and expressed their wish to work with unity to take this movement ahead.
At the end of protest meeting, it was decide to submit a joint representation to Television channels which are running other language dubbed serials and request them to wind it up in support of their cause.
It was also decided to meet the AIADMK Supremo J. Jayalalitha and put forward the plight of the Television Industry to seek her intervention in to the matter.
The fight against dubbing serials gathered momentum after the demise of TV serial Director Balaji Yadav, who apparently committed suicide last month due to lack of opportunities to work and subsequent financial crises.