- Anupam Kher is the new chairperson of FTTI
- Sonam Kapoor and Kirron kher congratulated Anupam Kher
- As a student I can say his mentoring has been a boon: Sonam
Here's what Anupam Kher posted on Twitter:
I feel deeply humbled & honoured to be apportioned as the Chairman of iconic #FTII. I will perform my duties to the best of my abilities.— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) October 11, 2017
See Kirron Kher and Sonam Kapoor's messages here:
Congratulations my dear @AnupamPkher for becoming FTII Chairman! Know you will do a great job !— Kirron Kher (@KirronKherBJP) October 11, 2017
Filmmaker Prakash Jha thanked Information and Broadcast minister, Smriti Irani, for her decision and posted this about Anupam Kher:
Here are several other reactions:
Heartiest congratulations to @Anupamkher sir for being appointed as the Chairman of FTII— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) October 11, 2017
Speaking to news agency IANS, Anupam Kher said: "I would love to facilitate students rather than setting agenda like an administrator. I want to interact with students to understand their requirements, and along with faculties, I would be helping students for their betterment."
Anupam Kher has also earlier headed the Central Board of Film Certification from 2003 to 2004. The Film and Television Institute of India counts among its students some of the country's most illustrious actors and artistes, including Naseeruddin Shah, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri and Smita Patil.
Anupam Kher is popularly known for his films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Ram Lakhan, Dil, Tezaab and Beta. He was last seen in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, co-starring Akshay Kumar while his upcoming film is Hansal Mehta's The Accidental Prime Minister.
(With inputs from IANS)