It was a massive clean sweep for KR and his team at the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) elections for 2013-2015. Producer Kothanda Ramaiah popularly known as Keyar, was elected as the president of TFPC in a keenly fought election where he defeated Kalaipuli S Thanu and Sivasakthi Pandian by securing 449 votes.
The elections held on Sunday at YMCA grounds presided over by Justices Venkatraman and Jagadessan, saw a massive turnout of voters. The strong producer’s council of more than 3000 regular members has around 832 regular members, who are eligible for voting.
Out of that nearly 700 members voted to elect candidates to six main posts including president, two vice presidents, secretary and treasurer and 21 executive committee members.
All leading stars from Kollywood who were also producers like Superstar Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Vijayakanth, K Bhagyaraj, Khushboo, Devayani and director Mani Ratnam cast their votes.
It was a clean sweep for the KR group as its members KE Gnanavelraja and T Siva will serve as the secretaries of the council. N Subash Chandra Bose and Thyagarajan will be the vice presidents and Radhakrishnan is the new treasurer.