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.
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.
Kanpur, Feb 14 (ANI): Film and television Institute of India (FTII) Chairman Gajendra Chauhan on Sunday openly said that any activities highlighting anti-national feeling will not be tolerated. Chauhan added that freedom of speech is a right in India but it does not mean that one can say anything and it would be accepted. He further said that the investigation is on and the innocents should not worry. He further attacked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s visit to JNU, saying that it was a mere step to politicise the issue,
PUNE, Jan 07 (ANI): The police detained around 20 students, who were staging a protest against Film and Television Institute (FTII) chairman Gajendra Chauhan, outside the institute’s campus here on Thursday. The students had blocked the entrance of the institute to prevent Chauhan from entering the campus. One of the students who was detained said the protest is against the wrongful appointment of Gajendra Chauhan. He further told that it was a peaceful protest but still they were manhandled and beaten by the police officials. Another detained student described the intervention of police as nothing but dictatorship.