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Anupam Kher new Chairman of FTII

Anupam Kher new Chairman of FTII

A veteran actor, Anupam Kher has won many national and global awards, including the "Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role" five times.

He is a recipient of the Padma Shri in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan in 2016.

Besides being one of the busiest actors of the era - Kher has appeared in over 500 films - he was also extremely malleable. Kher, a veteran actor, brings with him the experience of heading Central Board of Film Certification and National School of Drama in the past.

Moreover, the students and film fraternity also saw the appointment of Chauhan as an instance of political largesse.

"I would like to thank the government and the Information and Broadcasting Ministry", she said. The officials refused to comment saying they have not received any official communiqué. Chauhan, a TV actor, had been controversially appointed as Chairman of the prestigious institute in 2015 and his term ended in March this year.

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Although Kher has strong connections with BJP, he was a vocal critic of government's appointment of his predecessor Gajendra Chauhan.

FTII needs a more qualified person who has a greater body of work and unfortunately Gajendra does not have it. "In FTII, it's more important to be a good administrator than a good actor", Mr Chauhan told IANS.

"CAG report is out The CAG report is out appreciating work done at FTII during my Chairmanship".

On his appointment, he said that it was a sense of achievement and responsibility.

Kher has also worked across different cinemas and featured in the first films of many filmmakers ranging from Indra Kumar (Dil [1990]), Aditya Chopra (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge [1995]) and Dibakar Banerjee (Khosla Ka Ghosla [2006]) and knows what it takes to fuel a vision.


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