July 11, 2015 1:32:25 pm
National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao has criticised Gajendra Chauhan’s appointment as the chairman of FTII, saying the premier institute needs to be in “safe hands.”
Chauhan, best known for playing Yudhisthira on TV epic “Mahabharata”, took over as the chairman of the Pune-based institute’s governing council last month.
Rajkummar, 30, a graduate from the Film and Television Institute of India, said students need a head, who they can
look up to.
“#FTII needs to be in safe hands. Students need somebody who they can trust and look up to. It’s their future which is at stake here,” the “City Lights” actor posted on Twitter.
#FTII needs to be in safe hands. Students need somebody who they can trust and look up to. It’s their future which is at stake here.
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) July 10, 2015
Chauhan’s appointment was condemned by current and former students of the institute.
They have been boycotting classes, abandoning academic work in protest against the appointment of Chauhan, who they allege lacks “stature and vision” to head the institution.
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