New President of FTII Society and Chairman of its Governing Council is Shekhar Kapur



Shekhar Kapur smiling for the camera: File photo of Shekhar Kapur.


File photo of Shekhar Kapur.

Celebrated filmmaker Shekhar Kapur was appointed President of the Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society and Chairman of the institute’s Governing Council on September 29.

Bhupendra Kainthola, director of FTII, told news agency PTI that the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced Kapur’s appointment.

As per an official, Kapur’s tenure will be till March 3, 2023.

“Happy to inform that renowned international film personality #ShekharKapur has been appointed as the President of FTII Society & Chairman of Governing Council of FTII. Mr Kapur, who has a vast experience, will add more value to the Institute. I am sure everybody will welcome his appointment,” Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Information & Broadcasting, posted on Twitter.

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Shekhar Kapur is The New President of FTII Society


Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur who gained widespread success with the science fiction film Mr. India (1987) has been appointed as the President of the Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society and Chairman of the institute’s governing council. Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, tweeted to confirm the news on Tuesday: “Happy to inform that renowned international film personality #ShekharKapur has been appointed as the President of FTII Society & Chairman of Governing Council of FTII. @[email protected] Mr Kapur, who has a vast experience, will add more value to the Institute. I am sure everybody will welcome his appointment”. According to an Order issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (Films Wing), and signed by Under Secretary (Films-II) Surajit Indu, Kapur’s tenure will last till March 3, 2023. Shekhar Kapur
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Shekhar Kapur Is The New President Of FTII Society And Its Governing Council

Shekhar Kapur shared this image. (courtesy shekharkapur)

Highlights

  • The filmmaker’s tenure will be till March 3, 2023
  • “Sure everybody will welcome his appointment:” Prakash Javadekar
  • B P Singh was the President of Chairman of Governing Council in 2018

New Delhi:

Noted filmmaker Shekhar Kapur was, on Tuesday, appointed president of the Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society and chairman of the institute’s governing council, an official said. FTII Director Bhupendra Kainthola said Shekhar Kapur’s appointment was announced by the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The 74-year-old filmmaker’s tenure will be till March 3, 2023, the official said. Born on December 6, 1945 at Lahore in Pakistan, the critically acclaimed director and actor is known for films like Elizabeth (1998), Bandit Queen (1994) and The Four Feathers (2002).

Shekhar Kapur directed the 1983 film Masoom, starring Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi and Urmila Matondkar.

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Shekhar Kapur is President of FTII Society, Chairman of its governing council

Acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has been appointed President of the Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society and Chairman of the institute’s governing council. Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, tweeted to confirm the news on Tuesday: “Happy to inform that renowned international film personality #ShekharKapur has been appointed as the President of FTII Society & Chairman of Governing Council of FTII. @[email protected]

“Mr Kapur, who has a vast experience, will add more value to the Institute. I am sure everybody will welcome his appointment,” he added.

According to an Order issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (Films Wing), and signed by Under Secretary (Films-II) Surajit Indu, Kapur’s tenure

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