FTII Row: Gajendra Chauhan should step down if students want, says Salman Khan

FTII Row: Gajendra Chauhan should step down if students want, says Salman Khan

“Bajrangi Bhaijaan” aka Salman Khan has lent his support to the students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

According to a report, the ‘Kick’ actor has stated that Gajendra Chauhan, whose controversial appointment has been strongly objected by students, should step down if the student so want.

“I think that he (Chauhan) should listen to the students…because the students have made our industry, worthy industry…” said Salman.

The students are protesting against Gajendra Chauhan for two months now and many bigwigs from industry have lent their support including Ranbir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Kiran Rao, Resul Pookutty, Rajkummar Rao etc. to students.

A committee including FTII alumni and student body had met with I & B Minister Arun Jaitley to sort out the issues, but no conclusive decision was taken.

Protests by the student body started after Gajendra Chauhan was appointed as Chairman of the governing body.

The students protested that the actor turned BJP member was appointed ‘as a stooge’ by the government, and also that Chauhan is not as qualified as others in the industry and ‘lacks vision’ for the premiere institute.

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