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TFPC ugly rummage

IndiaGlitz [Monday, March 04, 2013]

Of all the politics, what has hogged the limelight in the recent times is the K-town's Tamilnadu Film Producer Council. The only tangible turnout of this tussle is losses for the industry. Piles of complaints have been tossed at one another, who are fighting in small groups, against the big seat. The rival groups are led by Keyar (aka A Kothandaramaiah) and Ibrahim Rowther who want the current president S A Chandrasekharan to step down, owing to his poor performance.

It is believed that the high performers in the association stand a good probability to have a political backing in the state. S Thanu, treasurer of TFPC says "They have been creating trouble since the very beginning, hampering our work. Yet, we have scaled up the revenues and brought down the expenses. Keyar is in financial trouble, and by these gimmicks, he aims to gain a powerful stature in the association."

On the other hand, Keyar has his set of allegations against SAC. He said "SAC has failed to meet the basic guidelines of the council. He has not convened monthly meetings. Moreover, he went off on a holiday, soon after he took charge as the president. Besides, he does not seem to be of help to the producers in tribulation - neither did he raise his voice for Kamal's 'Vishwaroopam' nor has he come forward for Mani Rathnam now; both are also producers. Over and above all this, he refuses to step down even after the verdict from High Court and Supreme Court". Meanwhile, an anonymous insider revealed "the producers were offered dhotis, silk sarees, shirts and rice for Pongal. They are guaranteed half a plot of land near Kanchipuram".

But Thanu refuses that there was such a court verdict at all. And on the land assurance, he said "that is for producers who ran into heavy losses and have virtually nothing left now. Isn't it the responsibility of the council to extend a helping hand?"

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