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Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur named FTII governing council chairman

Written by Atikh Rashid
| Pune |

Up to date: September 30, 2020 1:55:09 am

Shekhar Kapur’s tenure at FTII will final until March 3, 2023. (Photograph: The Press Reporter Archives)

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has been appointed chairman of the governing council of the Movie and Tv Institute of India (FTII).

“Ministry of Info and Broadcasting at present introduced Shekhar Kapur as the brand new President of FTII Society and Chairman of FTII Governing Council. His tenure will likely be until March 3, 2023,” mentioned a communique from Pune-based FTII.

Kapur, recognized for movies like Masoom (1983), Mr India (1987), Elizabeth (1998) and Bandit Queen (1994), will exchange tv producer B P Singh. Singh’s tenure had led to March 2020 however he was given an extension owing to the coronavirus state of affairs.

Singh was appointed FTII chairman in December 2018 after his predecessor, actor Anupam Kher, abruptly resigned from the publish citing worldwide taking pictures assignments.

The FTII college students’ physique mentioned that Kapur’s appointment comes at an essential second. “There was a relentless assault on public instructional establishments within the nation with steady charges hikes and curbing of pupil voices of dissent and illustration. We hope Shekar Kapur, a famous filmmaker, will carry ahead the imaginative and prescient of the establishment and take it ahead. We strongly urge him to pay attention to the continued payment hike points and curbing of scholars’ voices within the Tutorial Council,” mentioned Aadith V Sathvin, who heads the FTII college students’ physique.

FTII Society has 24 members comprising 12 ex-officio members and 12 individuals from the sector of artwork and tradition.

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