Anupam Kher appointed as the new FTII chairman

Television actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan’s appointment as FTII chief triggered massive protests in 2015

However, when small-time actor Gajendra Chauhan had been appointed as the Chairman of an institute, thousands of students had started the protest against the Chairman.

Anupam, 62, began his acting career with "Saaransh" in 1984. His term had ended in March.

Though the institute has denied receiving any official communication on Kher's appointment, the actor tweeted, "I feel deeply humbled & honoured to be apportioned as the Chairman of iconic #FTII".

Meanwhile, actors and directors from Bollywood wished Kher on his appointment as the chairman of FTII. Previously, Kher has headed the Censor Board and the National School of Drama. "What else do I need?" he said.


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. Some of his Hindi films include "Karma", "Daddy", "Lamhe", "Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge", "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai", "Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara", "A Wednesday" and "Baby". I think we will work very hard.

Kher, who was the recipient of the Padma Shri in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan in 2016 for his contribution to the field of cinema and arts, has won several national and worldwide awards and recognitions during his career in film industry.

He has appeared in acclaimed worldwide 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. Gajendra, who is known to play Yudhisthira in the TV serial Mahabharata, was appointed as the chairman of the Pune-based institute's governing council in 2015. He is now the chairman at Actor Prepares.

"There is a training process that one should go through to learn the craft".

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