G.Dhananjayan joins UTV

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 02, 2011 04:02 hrs

UTV, one of India's leading Hindi film production companies has appointed G Dhananjayan as the Chief - South Business for its Motion Pictures division.

Dhananjayan has over 24 years of work experience and his last assignment was with Moser Baer, where he set up their Home Entertainment and Film divisions and
was instrumental in making it India's largest Home entertainment Company in the first year of operation itself.

Dhananjayan is better known in Kollywood as the producer of meaningful films like Poo, Raman Thediya Seetha and Kandein Kathalai etc. He is also writing a book on 'The Best of Tamil Cinema', which will be published shortly. 

Dhananjayan, now based in Chennai will be looking after UTV's southern operations, mainly acquisition and production of Tamil films. The buzz is that UTV has already acquired Selvaraghavan directed Erandam Ulagam.

Commenting on Dhananjayan's appointment, Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO, Motion Pictures- UTV, said, "We are confident that with the wealth of experience Dhananjayan brings to the table, he will be a valuable addition to the senior management team at UTV and will help lead our efforts to building a strong business in the regional film space, particularly in South India".

G Dhananjayan on his new job says: "UTV has been a front runner in the Hindi film industry and has constantly experimented with path breaking and contemporary cinema, which has been both creatively and commercially successful. In an aim to further strengthen their presence in the South, I am looking forward to work with the team in spearheading the business there".