Unlike his predecessor Gajendra Chauhan, Anupam Kher did not meet with any resistance when he visited the campus. He also had a small interaction with students of 2016 batch who are protesting over academic issues.
Unlike his predecessor Gajendra Chauhan, no one can point a finger at Anupam Kher’s credentials. But before expressing relief or congratulating Smriti Irani for making the right choice, we should also ask who the other FTII Society members are and why their names haven’t been made public.
The letter, signed by FTII Students Association (FSA) president Robin Joy and general secretary Rohit Kumar, read, “We sincerely believe the short-term courses being run (by FTII) can’t impart knowledge on filmmaking in such a short duration.”
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The FTII students have written an open letter to Anupam Kher who has been recently appointed as the chairperson of the esteemed government institute. He was asked about the letter when he arrived for the opening ceremony of Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival on Thursday night.
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Anupam Kher’s appointment as Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has sparked murmurs about a ‘clash of interest’ that his new job poses with his own acting school. Here is all he shared in a recent interview.
Notable personalities like Mrinal Sen, Shyam Benegal, Adoor Gopalakrishnan and many others have headed FTII, Pune in the past. Anupam Kher is following the path of artists who contributed significantly to one of the most premiere film institutes in the country.
Actor Anupam Kher was on Wednesday appointed as the chairman of Film and Television Institute of India. The 62-year-old Bollywood actor replaces Gajendra Chauhan who took charge in 2015.
Anupam Kher’s political inclinations have always been clear from his posts on Twitter, where he has more than 10 million followers.
The FTII chairman discusses his appointment and plans with The Indian Express Did your appointment come as a surprise? When I got a call from the Ministry of I&B, I was a bit surprised as I was not expecting it. Yesterday, I was promoting my upcoming film Ranchi Diaries and had a motivational lecture in […]
His appointment in June 2015 had led to a protest by students against the government’s decision, which they called politically motivated.
Anupam Kher’s appointment as the FTII chief was announced on Wednesday. He will succeed the controversial Gajendra Chauhan, whose appointment in 2014 had triggered widespread student protests.
Anupam Kher, who made his debut in 1982, has acted in several films and for his contribution in the field of art and cinema has been awarded with the Padma Shri in 2004 and Padma Bhushan in 2016. His appointment as the Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has set social media abuzz.
Gajendra Chauhan had completed his tenure in March. His appointment had triggered student protests at the Pune-based institute. Anupam had then said that the FTII needed a person with much more qualifications than Chauhan had as a producer, director or actor.