Anupam Kher SUCCEEDS Gajendra Chauhan As FTII Chairman
Veteran actor Anupam Kher is recently appointed chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India, succeeding Gajendra Chauhan who had a controversial tenure as head of the Pune-based institute, officials in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said. Kher, 62, said he was ‘deeply humbled and honoured’ to be appointed chairman of the ‘iconic FTII.’
The actor said he will join his new post with a clear state of mind as he never faced a controversial situation. Kher, a graduate from Delhi’s National School of Drama (NSD), is considered to be close to BJP. The actor, who has appeared in over 500 films and many plays, was conferred the Padma Shri in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan in 2016 for his contribution in the field of cinema and arts.