FTII students’ approach has gone haywire: Kher
Veteran actor Anupam Kher (below), who recently supported Film And Television Institute Of India (FTII) students against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as their chairman, feels that the entire fight has now lost its focus, and has taken a political turn. The students were recently in Delhi for a protest march, and walked from Jantar Mantar to Parliament Street.
“I think now, the whole approach of FTII students has gone haywire. It has taken a political turn and is no more about the chairman’s post. It has become a little messy, and I think the students need to go back to go their classes and protest in a symbolic manner,” says Kher, who had earlier said “I don’t think that Gajendra ji is qualified as a producer, director or actor”.
Kher, who is an alumni of the National School Of Drama, has been part of the film industry for over four decades. He has done cinema such as Saaransh (1984), Ram Lakhan (1989) and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995).
Looking back at his career so far, the 60-yearold says, “I am a sum total of what I have done in the past. Good and bad. There is nobody in this world who does only great work, whether it’s a painter or a writer or anybody. I think mediocre work is part of brilliant work. Life is 80% monotony and 20% excitement. The job to be done needs to be done well.”
The actor will soon be seen in filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya’s directorial alongside Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor.