NEW DELHI: 62-year-old Anupam Kher has been chosen as the latest chairperson of film training institute FTII on Wednesday. In year 2016, several protests were held over the selection of actor Gajendra Chauhan.
Veteran actor has a great experience in Hindi movies, theatre and abroad projects.
The selection of actor Gajendra Chauhan triggered strike by several candidates at FTII or the Film and Television Institute of India. Mr. Chauhan is recognized for his outstanding acting in the TV version of Mahabharata, Yudhishthir.
The opposition of parties targeted government and blamed of increasing its own supporters to top posts. In spite of being put down as a person missing the qualifications for the post, Mr Chauhan denied to leave.
The institute’s candidates were on protest for months and denied to be present at classes if not Mr Chauhan was eliminated.