Expressing solidarity with social activist Anna Hazare's agitation at Mumbai in protest against a 'weak' Lokpal bill, his supporters commenced a three day fast in the city

"While 26 people will fast continuously for three days, over 100 have lent their support. We expect more people to join as some have said they want to join from tomorrow," Banu Gomes, media co ordinator of India Against Corruption said at the venue, a marriage hall lent by superstar Rajnikant.

Yesterday, Rajinikant had lent his marriage hall in Kodambakkam area here free of cost to the anti-corruption activists for three days to stage the fast. "We had approached him for support. He (Rajinikanth) accepted it and said he was always for anti-corruption. He offered it free of cost and said it was his service to the country," M S Chandramohan, central core committee member of India against Corruption, said. IAC also plans to hold 'Jail Bharo Andolan' from December 30, he said. PTI DSJ APR BS 12271516 NNNN