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.
Read his tweet here:
Happy to inform that renowned international film personality #ShekharKapur has been appointed as the President of FTII Society & Chairman of Governing Council of FTII.@narendramodi @shekharkapur pic.twitter.com/lARfoDW4b9
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) September 29, 2020
Shekhar Kapur is known for making films such as Elizabeth, Bandit Queen, The Four Feathers and Masoom, starring Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi.
After Anupam Kher resigned as the chairman of the premier institute in October 2018, BP Singh, producer-director of popular TV serial CID, was named President of FTII Society and Chairman of Governing Council in December 2018.
(With inputs from PTI)
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