With their agitation for the removal of Gajendra Chauhan as chairman of the institute not yielding any results, FTII students have now sought political intervention.
The students, sources in the Congress said, have approached Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, seeking his intervention to check the “assault on institutions of higher learning”.
FTII Students Association president Harishankar Nachimuthu is said to have written to Rahul.
The students have invited Rahul to Pune to support their cause. Sources said Rahul is likely to visit the city.