Mukesh Bhatt was unanimously elected as president of The Film &
Television Producers Guild of India at the first meeting of the
newly-elected Guild Council of Management on 15 September.
succeeded Ramesh Sippy who retired as the President after his tenure
of two years.
Roy Kapur has also been unanimously elected as VP of the Guild.
Dheeraj Kumar, Ashutosh Gowariker and Vipul Shah were re-elected
as VP along with the re-election of Manish Goswami and Ashim Samanta
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.
Makkar will continue to manage the affairs of the Film & Television
Producers Guild of India Ltd as its CEO.
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. It is a great privilege to lead
a prestigious entertainment trade body such as the Guild and I
will work to the best of my capabilities and energies and strive
for the interests of the Guild and the entertainment industry.
I seek the support of all the Council and Guild members in our
objective to aggressively pursue and resolve the problems of the
also welcome the induction of Ekta Kapoor and Shrishti Arya into
the Guild Council. Their knowledge and expertise will undoubtedly
benefit the Council and the Guild. As President of the Guild,
it will be my endeavor to work together and join forces with the
other Council & fellow Guild members and other entertainment
trade bodies to strive for the welfare and progress of the Indian
entertainment industry in the ultimate analysis."
added, "During my tenure over the course of the last two
years, the Guild has taken up several issues of the entertainment
industry and though some of the matters have not been fully resolved,
there is no doubt about the genuineness of our efforts in trying
to resolve these problems and I am thankful to all my team members
for their support and co-operation. I will continue to provide
my wholehearted support to the Guild whenever my services are
required. I am sure that the next management team will carry on
with their efforts to resolve these significant industry matters.
I wish them all the very best for their journey."
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 are permanent