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Shekhar Kapur’s tenure at FTII will last until March three, 2023. (Photo: Convey Archives)
Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has been appointed chairman of the governing council of the Movie and Television Institute of India (FTII).
“Ministry of Details and Broadcasting today declared Shekhar Kapur as the new President of FTII Society and Chairman of FTII Governing Council. His tenure will be until March three, 2023,” stated a communique from Pune-based mostly FTII.
Kapur, recognized for movies like Masoom (1983), Mr India (1987), Elizabeth (1998) and Bandit Queen (1994), will replace television producer B P Singh. Singh’s tenure experienced finished in March 2020 but he was specified an extension owing to the coronavirus scenario.
Joyful to tell that renowned global film character #ShekharKapur has been appointed as the President of FTII Society & Chairman of Governing Council of FTII.@narendramodi @shekharkapur pic.twitter.com/lARfoDW4b9
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) September 29, 2020
Singh was appointed FTII chairman in December 2018 after his predecessor, actor Anupam Kher, abruptly resigned from the post citing worldwide taking pictures assignments.
The FTII students’ overall body mentioned that Kapur’s appointment will come at an essential instant. “There has been a constant assault on general public instructional establishments in the nation with constant fees hikes and curbing of pupil voices of dissent and representation. We hope Shekar Kapur, a noted filmmaker, will carry ahead the eyesight of the establishment and consider it forward. We strongly urge him to consider observe of the ongoing payment hike difficulties and curbing of students’ voices in the Educational Council,” claimed Aadith V Sathvin, who heads the FTII students’ overall body.
FTII Society has 24 associates comprising 12 ex-officio customers and 12 persons from the subject of art and culture.
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