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09-19-2012, 11:52 AM #1
Mukesh Bhatt elected the president of The Film & Television Producers Guild of India
Film producer Mukesh Bhatt has been unanimously elected as president of The Film & Television Producers Guild of India (Guild) at the first meeting of the newly-elected Guild Council of Management on 15 September.
Bhatt succeeds Ramesh Sippy who retired as the President after his tenure of two years completed recently. Soon after his election, Bhatt said, "I have imbibed a lot from Shri Ramesh Sippy over the last two years. In particular, Shri Sippy's insight in taking several crucial decisions for Guild was amazing and will act as a source of inspiration to me. I seek the support of all the Council and Guild members in our objective to aggressively pursue and resolve the problems of the industry."
Members also unanimously elected Siddharth Roy Kapur as VP of the Guild while Dheeraj Kumar, Ashutosh Gowariker and Vipul Shah were re-elected as VPs along with the re-election of Manish Goswami and Ashim Samanta as Treasurers.
Ekta Kapoor and Shrishti Arya were also nominated as the two new members in the newly formed Guild Council of Management for the year 2012-13.
Kulmeet Makkar will continue to manage the affairs of the Film & Television Producers Guild of India Ltd as its CEO.
Other members of the newly elected Council of Management of Guild are Yash Chopra, Manmohan Shetty, Kamal Kumar Barjatya, Amit Khanna, Rakesh Roshan, Bobby Bedi, Sushil Kumar Agrawal, Rajkumar Kohli, Karan Johar, Vishal Bharadwaj, Farhan Akhtar, Prosenjit Chatterjee, D.Suresh Babu, Kiran Shantaram and Randhir Kapoor.