Veteran actor Anupam Kher to be the new chairman of FTII


Kher has been one of India’s most respected actors over the past three decades

Veteran actor Anupam Kher will take over as chairperson of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), replacing actor Gajendra Chauhan, whose appointment to the post in 2015 sparked controversy.

‘I feel deeply humbled and honoured to be apportioned as the Chairman of iconic #FTII. I will perform my duties to the best of my abilities… It is the most humbling feeling when more than 15000 students show their love, appreciation and warmth, (sic)’ tweeted @AnupamPkher shortly after the decision was made public on Wednesday. 

Soon after the announcement, congratulatory messages started pouring in on social media. 

‘Heartiest congratulations to @Anupamkher sir for being appointed as the Chairman of FTII, (sic)’ wrote filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar at his twitter handle…



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