Veteran Actor Anupam Kher Appointed Pune Film Institute’s Chairman 

Anupam Kher has acted in over 500 films - Sakshi Post

Veteran actor Anupam Kher was on Wednesday named Chairman of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune. The film industry hailed the move.

Official sources confirmed Anupam's appointment. He will succeed the controversial Gajendra Chauhan, whose appointment had triggered student protests.

Anupam, who began his acting career with "Saaransh" in 1984, also has his own acting institute Actor Prepares. "My husband is a very fine actor. He has been in the film industry for so many years. He is very capable of (being FTII head). He has been teaching acting for so long. He is the only person who earlier headed CBFC, then National School of Drama and now has been appointed Chairman of FTII," said Kirron Kher, who too is an actress and a BJP MP.

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted: "Heartiest congratulations to Anupam Kher for being appointed as the Chairman of FTII." Filmmaker Pritish Nandy called it an "excellent change" at FTII. "Finally, the government is listening to us." Actor Kabir Bedi said Anupam "would do wonders" in his new role.

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