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.

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