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Siddharth Roy Kapur elected Film and TV Guild president

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NEW DELHI: MD and CEO of Disney India Siddharth Roy Kapur has been unanimously elected as the president of the Film & Television Producers Guild of India Ltd. at the first meeting of its newly-constituted Guild Council of Management.

The meeting was held immediately after the 62nd annual general meeting on 24 September 2016. He will assume responsibility as the president of the guild with effect from 1 January 2017.

Incumbent president Mukesh Bhatt and the management team will be holding charge until 31 December 2016. Subsequently, the new team will be constituted on 1 January, 2017, when Kapur assumes office.

Kulmeet Makkar will continue to manage the affairs of the Film & Television Producers Guild of India Ltd. as its chief executive officer.

Bhatt said, “Now it is time to move on, and hand over the baton to the younger generation.”

Kapur said, “Mukeshji has served the industry tirelessly, with tremendous passion and commitment. I look forward to working to help address the challenges before us as an industry."

Subhash Ghai, Sunil Lulla and Rajkumar Hirani have been inducted into the Guild Council of Management.

The members of the newly elected Council of Management of Guild are:

1. Siddharth Roy Kapur (president-elect)
2. Mukesh Bhatt
3. Dheeraj Kumar
4. Manish Goswami
5. Vijay Singh
6. Ashim Samanta
7. Srishti Arya
8. Ramesh Sippy
9. Manmohan Shetty
10. Ashutosh Gowariker
11. Rakesh Roshan
12. Karan Johar
13. Farhan Akhtar
14. Ekta Kapoor
15. Vishal Bhardwaj
16. Sushilkumar Agrawal
17. Madhu Mantena
18. Hiren Gada
19. Sabbas Joseph
20. Subhash Ghai
21. Sunil Lulla
22. Rajkumar Hirani
23. Kiran Shantaram (permanent member)
24. Randhir Kapoor (permanent member)
25. Amit Khanna (permanent member)
26. Kamalkumar Barjatya (member rmeritus)
27. Rajkumar Kohli (co-opted member)

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