Anupam Kher named FTII’s new chairman
Bollywood senior actor Anupamkumar (62) has been appointed as the chairman of ‘Film and Television Institute of India ‘ (FTII). After controversial tenure of Gajendra Chauhan the ministry of information and broadcasting appointed acclaimed actor Anupam Kher chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) on Wednesday. Appointment of Anupam Kher was replaced by officials of the Central Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Anpamkumar said that he is very happy to get the most responsible position. I will handle this more responsibility.
Kher’s appointment was widely welcomed by the film and theatre fraternity. His wife and Chandigarh BJP MP, Kirron Kher, tweeted, “Congratulations my dear @AnupamPkher for becoming FTII Chairman! Know you will do a great job!” Adman-filmmaker Pritish Nandy, director Prakash Jha, actor-turned-MP Paresh Rawal and Madhur Bhandarkar were among those who welcomed Kher’s appointment.