Mumbai: Indian Film & TV Producers Council (IFTPC) has once again re-elected Sajid Nadiadwala as president at the 31st annual general meeting (AGM). This is the 11th year in a row that Nadiadwala has been president. Jamnadas Majethia was also elected again as chairman of the TV and web wing of the IFTPC.
The AGM saw the induction of two new directors and the new board composition as follows: Ratan Jain, NR Pachisia, Madhu Matena, Shyam Bajaj, Kumar Mangat Pathak, Rajat Rawail, Shyamashis Bhattacharya, Dinesh Vijan, Nitin Vaidya, Abhimanyu Singh, and Ramesh Taurani.
Nadiadwala expressed satisfaction that the pandemic has ebbed and that box office business is once again flourishing. He added that he would soon lead a delegation to the Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde to discuss concerns pertaining to the sector.
Jamnadas agreed with Nadiadwala and stated that while the TV business is developing well, there are some difficulties related to the film city that need to be addressed. He expressed hope that the meeting with the CM will help to address these concerns.
He lamented the need to lower the extremely high electricity prices. He added that the contractual agreement with art directors is cause for serious concern because some art directors fail to pay their employees' salaries on time, which causes unease and tension among the employees.
The meeting paid tribute to all the departed souls during the year including Lata Mangeshkar and IFTPC former director Vijay Galani.