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Anupam Kher appointed FTII chairman

Anupam Kher appointed FTII chairman

Kher has also been part of acclaimed worldwide films such as the 2002 Golden Globe-nominated Bend It Like Beckham, Ang Lee's Lust, Caution, and the 2013 Oscar-winning Silver Linings Playbook. "In FTII, it's more important to be a good administrator than a good actor", Mr Chauhan told IANS.

As Anupam Kher comes in as FTII Chairman, we take a look at the controversy surrounding Gajendra Chauhan's appointment. He also pointed out that there's a possible "conflict of interest' angle involved as Kher himself runs his own acting school".

Chauhan's stint was one of the most contentious in FTII's history.

Well, FTII is the well-known and prestigious institution for aspiring students who want to make their career into art and theatre activity.




Kher had come to be known as the mainstay of popular Hindi cinema of the 1980s and 1990s and in some ways, it wouldn't be incorrect to suggest that there can be no Hindi cinema without Anupam Kher for millions of Indians between the ages of 35 and 50.

What truly separates Kher from many of his contemporaries is the ease with which he blended into the "actor-star" persona. "I wish all the best to Anupamji and wishes he will complete all the work, which I left due to the end of my chairmanship", he added. The 62-year-old self professed admirer of the Prime Minister also has to his credit over 500 films.

Kher has also been part of critically acclaimed global films like Bend It Like Beckham, Golden Lion-winning Lust, and Oscar-winning Silver Linings Playbook. I was also appointed from different options. It does certainly need a person who has a great body of work, which means he is supposed to know world cinema as well as the present state of cinema, like editing.


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