New Delhi/Pune, September 29, 2020: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting today announced Shekhar Kapur as the new President of FTII Society and Chairman of FTII Governing Council. His tenure will be till March 3, 2023.
Shekhar Kapur (74) is an Indian film director, actor, and producer, known for his works in Hindi cinema and international cinema. He has given great films like Innocent, Bandit Queen, Mr India, Elizabeth and Bandit Queen. He has made his own special identity not only in Bollywood but also at international level.
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
Aadhith, president of FTII Students’ Association, said, “FTII, a public-funded institution, which has influenced Indian cinema and the society through its vision of Film education to the citizens from all parts of the country. There has been a constant attack on public education institutions in the country with continuous fees hikes and curbing of student voices of dissent and representation. We hope Shekar Kapur who is a noted filmmaker will carry out the vision of the institution and take it forward. We also strongly urge him to take note on the ongoing fee hike issues and the curbing of students voices in Academic council of FTII which is an attack on the Constitution of Academic council itself.”