Veteran actor Anupam Kher on Wednesday was appointed the new Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune. PIC/Anupam Kher Facebook account.
Kher, who has acted in over 500 movies, will replace the controversial Gajendra Chauhan, whose selection had sparked massive student protests. PIC/Gajendra Chauhan Facebook account.
Kher has previously held the post of chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification and the National School of Drama. PIC/Anupam Kher Facebook account.
The 62-year-old is a recipient of the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards. PIC/Anupam Kher Facebook account.
Eminent personalities who headed the organization were: Anwar Jamal Kidwai, S M H Burney, R K Laxman, Shyam Benegal, Mrinal Sen, Adoor Gopalakrishnan , Mahesh Bhatt, Girish Karnad, Vinod Khanna, U R Ananthamurthy, Saeed Akhtar Mirza. PIC/Mahesh Bhatt Facebook account.