Anupam Kher appt Chairman, FTII

Anupam Kher

Anupam, 62, began his acting career with "Saaransh" in 1984.

Chauhan completed his tenure in March.

Veteran and versatile actor Anupam Kher has taken over the office of chairman of FTII from controversy-ridden actor Gajendra Chauhan in Pune on Wednesday. "But certainly, TII needs somebody who is much more qualified than whatever Ganjendra ji's qualifications are coming across", Kher had said according to a PTI report.

Kher, who appeared in several acclaimed worldwide films, also appeared in more than 100 plays. Previously, Kher has headed the Censor Board and the National School of Drama. However, we are sure that he would do a commendable job and with his experience, commitment, dedication, and charisma the students of FTII will definitely be rewarded. "What else do I need?" he said.

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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. Kher will replace Gajendra Chauhan has the new FTII chairman, reported CNN-News 18.

Kher, who was the recipient of the Padma Shri in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan in 2016 for his contribution to the field of cinema and arts, has won several national and worldwide awards and recognitions during his career in film industry. So, I think he will be able to handle it quite nicely. Since its inception in 1960, the institute has become India's premier film and television institute, with its alumni becoming technicians, actors and directors in the film and television industry.

He has also worked in worldwide projects like "Bend It Like Beckham", "Bride and Prejudice", "Speedy Singhs", "The Mistress of Spices", "Lust, Caution" and the Academy Award winning "Silver Linings Playbook".

He made his acting debut in Hindi film Aagman in the 1982 and has appeared in over 500 films so far.

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