Pune: “A busy man has time for everything. I am not a retired person. I have not come here because I have nothing else to do. I will make optimum use of all my everyday experience of working in the outside world,” Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Anupam Kher said on Tuesday.
After his surprise visit and subsequent interaction with students at FTII on Monday, Kher conducted a masterclass for acting students on Tuesday. “In the masterclass, I shared my experience about the requirements of the film industry, how to find work, keeping the right attitude, etc. The students were very happy,” he said.
Speaking about the students’ issues, Kher said that while all problems cannot be solved overnight, he wants to understand students and their problems, and so does the staff. “They are my students. I will solve their problems by a direct dialogue. I don’t want to work in isolation. I want to come here as I did when I was a student, see the problems for myself and find solutions. Nowadays, communication problem exists even between parents and children. I am sure we will sort these out in a positive manner. We are already on the right track,” Kher asserted.
FTII Director Bhupendra Kainthola too spoke about the possibility of soon finding a solution to the problems voiced by the students of the 2015 batch, who are currently protesting. “All we want is for the students to go back to class and resume their studies. We are discussing the possibilities with the chairman and we will find a solution soon,” he said.