New Chairman Anupam Kher pays surprise visit to FTII, interacts with students

ST Correspondent
Monday, 16 October 2017

Pune: The newly-appointed chairperson of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune, renowned bollywood actor Anupam Kher paid a surprise visit to the institute on Monday. 

Kher said that nobody, not even the teachers and the students at FTII, knew about the visit.

Pune: The newly-appointed chairperson of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune, renowned bollywood actor Anupam Kher paid a surprise visit to the institute on Monday. 

Kher said that nobody, not even the teachers and the students at FTII, knew about the visit.

"I am extremely happy to take charge as the chairperson at the institute that I attended as a student. I wish to start this journey on a very optimistic note, and I am willing to address the issues of the students here. The students come to FTII from distant places to learn, and I believe that their issues have to be addressed," the 62-year-old veteran actor said while speaking with the media. 

He also interacted with the students of the 2016 batch who are protesting outside the Director's office for issues such as syllabus, and shooting days. 

Speaking about the interaction, Robin Joy, President, FTII Students Association said, "Kher spoke to us, and listened to all our demands. He said that he will look into the matter and try to figure a way out. Although the interaction was quite positive, we cannot be sure until and unless actions are taken." 

Kher had lunch with the students in their mess and also interacted with the faculty members. 

Kher recently replaced Gajendra Chauhan as the FTII chairman. 
 

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