Says RK Selvamani, Secretary of Director"s Union: "To encourage new talent the Director"s Union is planning to give awards in various categories in all four south Indian languages Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada. We have also decided to hold a cultural program to raise funds for our association. Also we have set up a panel consisting of 25 directors to give the fine shape to this plan..."
Selvamani has also said that the union has extended support to the world Tamil conference in Coimbatore. They will also be celebrating Tamil New Year in a grand manner like the Chinese New Year in coming January.
Tamil cinema directors have come together under the banner of 'Directors" Union' headed by veteran Bharathiraja. They have decided to give awards and thus recognize the talented artistes and film makers in the South Indian Film Industry.