The change of government in Tamil Nadu is making its impact felt in Tamil cinema. And it was visible within hours after the counting trends predicted a landslide triumph for the main opposition AIADMK.
Ramanarayanan, who was the right hand of former chief minister M Karunanidhi, since the DMK captured power in 2006, has resigned as the president of the powerful Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC), citing personal works as the reason.
In a letter released to the media, Ramanarayanan said, “Since I am starting work for a new film which needs more time and also due to my personal commitments, I have decided to resign from the post of the president of Tamil Film Producers Council.”
In yet another interesting development, the FEFSI Chief VC Guhanathan too has tendered his resignation, but he cited the government change as the reason. VC Guhanathan had said that he had done several good works based on the assistance offered by the DMK Government but it is doubtful if he could do so with the AIADMK in power.
A day after Ramanarayanan resigned from the post of Tamil Film Producers Council president, director and father of actor Vijay, S A Chandrasekar was on Saturday night elected as the new chief of the all powerful body of Kollywood.
It may worth mentioning here that during the recently concluded Assembly elections, Vijay’s Makkal Iyakkam worked for the success of the AIADMK alliance and Chandrasekar campaigned for the front. He also met Jayalalithaa in person and offered support.