Anupam Kher is new FTII Chairman

Last Updated: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 15:16 hrs
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New Delhi: Anupam Kher has replaced Gajendra Chauhan as the chairperson of the Film and Television Institute of India. Normally, the FTII chairman has a tenure of three years, but Chauhan completed his tenure after one year and seven months. He stepped down in March this year.

Chauhan's appointment triggered an outbreak of mass protests on the FTII campus by students. Actors from the film fraternity came out in support of the students.

Rishi Kapoor had said, "If they don't want you, they don't want you. Pushing for the chairmanship is getting you no where. Let self pride play a role and retire."

Amol Palekar had said, "This is something we should be talking about and by this we will clearly know that it is a mistake and that he has no credentials. If I would have been in place of Chauhan and I would have seen that my fraternity does not want me, I would have withdrawn.'

Anupam Kher, who has appeared in over 500 films and a recipient of two National Awards, is married to actress Kirron Kher, a BJP MP.

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