news Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 05:30
    In what could be seen as an award for unflinching loyalty, reports suggest that the central government is likely to appoint Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi as the Chairman of National Film Development Corporation of India.   According to a Malayala Manorama report, Suresh Gopi is reported to have expressed willingness in taking up the position, in a meeting with union ministers Arun Jaitley and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. The order confirming the appointment is expected to come in by the end of the week.   The committee which functions under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, was set up in 1975 to encourage high quality cinema. If posted, Suresh Gopi will replace Ramesh Sippy as the Chairman of NFDC, with the honor of being the first Keralite to be posted in the committee. This is the second time after the BJP government assumed power at the centre that a central post is bestowed on a Keralite. Earlier, metroman E Sreedharan was appointed to head one-man rail panel. The actor has been in close quarters with the BJP, with reports suggesting that the actor might even join the party. He had attended Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing in ceremony last year.