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Vikraman elected new president of TANTIS

IANS  |  Chennai 

Tamil director Vikraman has been elected as the new president of the Film Directors Association (TANTIS) after he defeated fellow director Visu by a thumping majority of 155 votes in the that concluded Sunday.

"Vikraman, who will take charge of the position soon, had a share of 717 votes over Visu's 562," a member of TANTIS told IANS.

Founded in 1970 by 20 assistant directors TANTIS held its first in 1975.

Vikraman takes the place of veteran Tamil director P Bharathiraja, who quit recently following an altercation within the association.

Vikraman is known for helming films such as "Vanathaippola", and "Suryavamsam".

First Published: Mon, June 10 2013. 12:14 IST