Anupam Kher resigns as FTII chairman due to intl shooting commitments

MUMBAI: Noted actor Anupam Kher has resigned as Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune chairperson due to his international shooting commitments. Kher has written a letter to the ministry of information & broadcasting (MIB) in which he has intimated his upcoming international shooting commitments.

Due to those commitments, Kher has informed that he will not be present in the country for nearly nine months between 2018-19.

Acknowledging Kher’s pre-occupations and requirement of time that the post demands, the ministry has accepted his resignation.

I&B minister Col Rajyavardhan Rathore wished Kher the best in all his future endeavours and expressed delight about him representing India as a Cultural Ambassador in the international domain.

The I&B ministry had appointed Kher as FTII, Pune chairperson in October 2017. He had succeeded Gajendra Chauhan, who had a controversial three-year tenure that was marked by student protests.

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