Bhagyaraj to contest against Nasser in Nadigar Sangam elections
On June 23, members of the South Indian Film Artistes Association will go to poll to elect office bearers for the 2019-2022 period
The South Indian Film Artistes Association (Nadigar Sangam) is set to go to polls on June 23. Barring Ponvannan, the other members of the outgoing Management Committee, referred to as 'Pandavar Ani', including Nassar (President), Karunas (Vice President), Vishal (General Secretary), and Karthi (Treasurer), will be contesting again. It has now been announced that a new team lead by filmmaker Bhagyaraj K has emerged as opposition in these elections.
While the veteran filmmaker will lock horns with Nassar, producer-educationalist Isari Ganesh will take on Vishal. Poochi Murugan, who replaced Ponvannan as the vice-president candidate from the Nassar camp, and Karunas are up against actors Kutty Padmini and Udhaya. It is also speculated that Jayam Ravi will be the candidate for treasurer from the Bhagyaraj-led group. Interestingly, Kutty Padmini who was present in the list of names nominated for the executive committee by Nassar and Co, has now moved to the new team, to contest for the post of Vice-President.
On June 23, members of the Nadigar Sangam will go to poll to elect office bearers for the 2019-2022 period. To facilitate maximum voting without hassles, the Sangam has requested the Producers' Union, FEFSI, Film Chamber of Commerce, and Television artistes association to declare a holiday on the day.
The elections, presided by retired Justice E Padmanabhan, will take place in Chennai at Sathya Studios (Dr MGR Janaki Arts and Science College) between 7 am and 5 pm.