Nadigar Sangam president Nasser and veteran actress and small screen serial producer Radhika Sarathkumar among others attended the protest against dubbed serials that have crowded the state television market over the past four years at Valluvar Kottam.
Among the 80-odd slots for serials in Tamil channels, about 40 are occupied by dubbed Hindi serials. Production cost for one episode of a Tamil TV serial ranges between 60,000 and 2 lakh while Hindi serials are shot at 50 lakh per episode. However, Hindi serials can be dubbed at about 10,000 per episode. As a result, the ones getting jobs are only dubbing artists and technicians who number just about 200, the protesters said.