Anupam Kher resigns as the FTII chairman

Anupam Kher resigns as the FTII chairman

Veteran actor Anupam Kher quits as the Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

A year after his appointment due to his international assignments the veteran actor has submitted his resignation to the Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

Kher released the letter and said, “It has been an honor, a privilege, and a great learning experience to be the Chairman of the prestigious FTII. But because of my international assignments, I won’t have much time to devote at the institute. Hence decided to send my resignation,”

Anupam Kher has been busy working in the US on the Medical show “New Amsterdam”. It was recently announced the show has received an extension from the studio.

The letter read, “This decision has not come without considerable thought of the responsibilities expected of me vis-a-vis the time I have at my disposal to execute them. At the time when I was officially approached by the former Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani to be appointed as the Chairman, I did share with her that I was due to be stationed in the US for nearly six months for an international TV show.

“The latest news now is that the show has been given a further extension of four months. This translates into me being stationed in the US for nearly nine months between 2018-2019, and then for a similar period for a minimum of three years or more. Given this assignment, it would not be fair to me, the students and the management team for me to hold a position of such responsibility and accountability without being actively involved in the operations,” he added.

On Wednesday, Actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik was elected Vice President of the FTII Society, after the first meeting of the new FTII Society and governing council was held in Mumbai.

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