Celebrated filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, 74, has been appointed president of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society which runs the distinguished movie college in Pune, individuals accustomed to the matter stated on Tuesday.
Kapur, who is understood for motion pictures from the Indian superhero movie ‘Mr India’ to ‘Bandit Queen’ primarily based on the incidents within the lifetime of Phoolan Devi and an acclaimed biopic on Queen Elizabeth, will maintain the put up until March 3, 2023.
According to an individual conscious of the developments, the ministry of knowledge and broadcasting has additionally appointed Kapur as the chairperson of the FTII governing council.
The tenure of the sooner members of the society had led to March 2020. The different members of the governing council will probably be appointed quickly, the particular person cited above stated.
Kapur will head the premier movie college at a time when, like many different schools and universities, additionally it is grappling with the challenges posed by Covid-19.
The FTII had earlier declared the outcomes of the doorway check and is planning the long run course. Online lessons and coaching programs have been persevering with.
“Wherever it is difficult for students to attend classes, the institute has been putting up the material on the website,” stated the particular person cited above.
Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar stated “Kapur, who has a vast experience, will add more value to the Institute. I am sure everybody will welcome his appointment”.
“Shekhar Kapur, as a reputed film maker of international stature, is without doubt an excellent choice. FTII welcomes him as its Chairman. It’s come a full circle from Dev Anand who started his career working at Prabhat Studio within the campus of FTII today, to his nephew Shekhar Kapur as Chairman of FTII,” stated Bhupendra Kainthola, Director, FTII.
The earlier FTII chief was BP Singh recognized for his position as the lead actor in tele-serial CID. Singh was not too long ago appointed by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to its common meeting.
The Film and Television Institute of India was arrange by the Centre in 1960 within the premises of the erstwhile Prabhat Studios in Pune. It conducts numerous movie associated programs together with on performing, path, sound recording, enhancing and cinematography.