Renowned actor Vishal was on 2 April 2017 elected as the President of the Tamil Nadu (TN) Film Producers Council. Vishal bagged a total of 476 votes out of the 1059 votes polled.
He won by a margin of 144 votes defeating Radhakrishnan, who garnered 332 votes in the polls that were held for the film body. Another contestant Keyar secured 224 votes.
Former High Court Judge Rajeswaran was appointed as the Election Officer of the Tamil Nadu (TN) Film Producers Council.
Vishal is also the General Secretary of the South Indian Film Artistes Association. He owns a production house Vishal Film Factory.
Vishal was suspended by the council in November 2016 for allegedly criticising the functioning of some of its office-bearers.
Subsequently, the actor moved the Madras High Court challenging the suspension order, which was rescinded by the council after he apologised for his purported remarks.
Who: Actor Vishal
When: 2 April 2017