If sources are to be believed, then yesteryear actress and former president of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce has been selected as the new president of the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy. Sources say, a Government Order regarding this has also been issued and the announcement will be made soon.
Earlier, Tara was selected as the second president of the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy. But as the Congress Government stepped in Karnataka, Tara who is a BJP member resigned from her post in June and from then there was no president for the KCA. All the work including the BIFFES and other activities of the KCA were looked after by the Information Ministry directly.
Meanwhile, there were many attempts to bring in a new president for the KCA and many names including Ravichandran, Dr Jayamala, Baraguru Ramachandrappa, Basanth Kumar Patil, Girish Kasaravalli and others popped up from time to time. However, the Government postponed the selection of presidents to various academy and other organisations of the Government. Now there is a news that Dr Jayamala has been silently selected as the new president of the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy.
Chitraloka wishes the new president a happy and a fruitful tenure.