FTII row: After Pallavi Joshi, Jahnu Barua offers his resignation to I&B Ministry

Barua said, “As someone who has studied at FTII and has shared a good association with the institute, I decided to write to the ministry and have shown my reservation in being a member of the FTII Society.”

Written by Garima Mishra | Pune | Updated: July 6, 2015 8:29 pm
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Eminent filmmaker Jahnu Barua has written to the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry offering his resignation from the post of the member of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society.

On Sunday, actor Pallavi Joshi had resigned from the FTII Society in support of the students.

Unwilling to specify the date when he wrote to the Ministry, 12 times National Award winner Barua said, “I have been a part of the FTII Governing Council in the past and have always offered my assistance to the government as a member. However, my assessment of the current circumstances told me that things are not in the favour of institute and the students.”

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The Assamese filmmaker, who is known for films like Ajeyo, Baandhon, Ride on the Rainbow, And the River Flows and The Price of Freedom among several others, further said, “Hence as someone who has studied at FTII and has shared a good association with the institute, I decided to write to the ministry and have shown my reservation in being a member of the FTII Society.”

A graduate from Gauhati University, Barua did a course in film direction from FTII.

Meanwhile, the students of FTII are continuing the strike that they had launched on June 12 in protest of actor Gajendra Chauhan’s appointment as the chairman of the FTII governing council by the I&B Ministry.

The students had a meeting with the Ministry on July 3, after which they decided to continue with the strike as their demand for removal of Chauhan and a few more members, wasn’t met by the Ministry.

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    Aaan
    Jul 6, 2015 at 6:54 pm
    Good riddance.
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      Anil
      Jul 7, 2015 at 1:30 pm
      Good Riddance of Pseudo Secularists
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        tejinder
        Jul 6, 2015 at 9:13 pm
        Good they legt
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          tejinder
          Jul 6, 2015 at 9:13 pm
          Left it is good news
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            tejinder
            Jul 6, 2015 at 9:15 pm
            The current film industry has ruined the new generation much.these members were mute spectators
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              Parappur
              Jul 6, 2015 at 8:02 pm
              How many of these films he directed won any acclaim internationally? They all think they are Satyajit Rays!
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                Hitchcock
                Jul 6, 2015 at 8:38 pm
                And thats very good. All these people ociated with film industry should leave FTII. Film industry has become the most corrupt industry in India. Other industries harm only financially but Film industry harms culturally, finnacially and also disintegrates the people by making useless films
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                  Jyotirmoy Talukdar
                  Jul 6, 2015 at 11:53 pm
                  You would do well by googling first, sir. Don't help people laugh at your knowledge of the audio-visual culture in India so cheaply. You are pathetically stupid, it seems.
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                    Tomar
                    Jul 6, 2015 at 11:42 pm
                    This government is wrecking all the good insutions in India. HRD ministry is wrecking the educational insutes and I&B ministry is wrecking the cultural insutes. Gajendra Chauhan is not qualified to head such a prestigious body, and that is why the students are protesting. The government should listen to respected people like Mr. Barua who has won national and international laurels, and take back Mr. Chauhan from FTII.
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