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Anupam Kher resigns as FTII chairman citing busy schedule


Renowned actor Anupam Kher has resigned from his post of the Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) citing international television show commitments.

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Kher shared his resignation letter on Twitter on Wednesday. It stated, “It has been an honour, a privilege & a great learning experience to be the Chairman of the prestigious @FTIIOfficial. But because of my international assignments, I won’t have much time to devote at the institute. Hence decided to send my resignation. Thank you.”

While the FTTI authority said that due to his busy scheduled he is unable to fulfill his commitment toward the institution.

After Gajendra Chauhan’s tenure, Anupam Kher was appointed as the Chairman of the FTII on October 11, 2017. Upon taking the responsibility, Anupam had called it an ‘extremely important learning experience’.

During the time of appointment, he had said, “The teacher inside me will teach the students some things and in return, I will also learn a lot from them. For me, this tenure will be an extremely important learning experience. It’s important to have the right intention, which I have. I will go there and see what is to be done.”

“It’s a very important day for me as seldom it happens that you become chairman of the place where you once were a student. I am not going to start this journey thinking about the previous things. I am a very hopeful person and I have never begun anything while thinking about any controversy or negativity. I will go with a clear mind and do as much work as I can,” he added.

Presently, Anupam Kher is in New York City for the shooting of the NBC medical drama — New Amsterdam — which was premiered in October. He will next be seen in his 501st film, Hotel Mumbai, co-starring Armie Hammer and Dev Patel. The film recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Also read: When Anupam Kher was mistaken to be former Prime Minister ‘Manmohan Singh’

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