Декабря 12, 2017


Veteran actor Anupam Kher is new FTII Chairman

12 Октября 2017, 12:56 | Cassandra Thompson

Anupam Kher appt Chairman, FTII

Anupam Kher

"I will perform my duties to the best of my abilities", Kher tweeted in his response. He will succeed the controversial Gajendra Chauhan, whose appointment in 2014 had triggered widespread student protests.

To a question on the appointment at the party's media briefing here, Congress spokesperson R.P.N Singh said the actor has given some enormous performances and hoped he will bring changes for the betterment of the institution.

Although Anupam Kher never went to FTII, he is a graduate of the equally prestigious National School of Drama (NSD); his appointment can be seen as a "homecoming" of sorts.

While the students' body doesn't seem to be pleased with this appointment, a 2015-like agitation seems unlikely thanks to the severe clampdown by the administration on those who had actively participated in the strike which had lasted for four months. The appointment of Gajendra Chauhan, best known for playing Yudhisthira on TV epic Mahabharata, had sparked a major controversy a few years back.

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Funded by the Central Government, the FTII is an autonomous institute under the Information & Broadcasting Ministry. "But certainly FTII needs somebody who is much more qualified than whatever Ganjendraji's qualifications are coming across". He has been one of the busiest actors in the film industry and even made a record of winning the Filmfare Award eight years in a row in different categories.

What truly separates Kher from many of his contemporaries is the ease with which he blended into the "actor-star" persona.

He has appeared in acclaimed global films such as the 2002 Golden Globe nominated Bend It Like Beckham, 2007 Golden Lion award-winning Lust, Caution and 2013 Oscar-winning Silver Linings Playbook.

He was honoured with Padma Shri in 2004 and with Padma Bhushan in 2016 for his contribution to the field of arts.

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