FTII stu­dents’ ap­proach has gone hay­wire: Kher

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure - Yashika Mathur

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.

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