Amidst much drama, the Nadigar Sangam elections were held on Sunday. Senior actor Nasser, part of the ‘Pandavar Ani’ with Vishal, Karthi, Karunas and Ponvannan, has been elected Nadigar Sangam president, with 1344 votes, wherein Sarath Kumar polled 1231 votes.
Vishal has been elected Nadigar Sangam general secretary, with 1445 votes and Karthi has been elected the treasurer, polling 1493 votes. The elections are held once in three years, and during the last election in 2012, Sarath kumar was re-elected, unopposed for the third time.
An interesting drama occurred while polling was happening yesterday. After casting his vote, Superstar Rajinikanth stated, “Nadigar Sangam’s Name should be changed as Tamilnadu Nadigar Sangam. Whoever wins should perform the poll promises at any cost. They should quit if they cannot do that.”
Kamal Haasan who supported Vishal’s team stated, “South Indian Nadigar Sangam should become Indian Nadigar Sangam. It must represent all Indian actors. All actors must be allowed to become its members. It’s time for fraternity members to correct their mistakes.”
With varied statements, both Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan have confused the winning team regarding the name change.