National Award winner and veteran actor Anupam Kher today resigned as the chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).
Kher cited ‘busy schedule’ for the decision. ‘It has been an honour, a privilege & a great learning experience to be the Chairman of the prestigious FTTI.But because of my international assignments I won’t have much time to devote at the institute. Hence decided to send my resignation’, he said on his Twitter.
Kher had succeeded Gajendra Chauhan on October 11l last year. Chauhan’s appointment had sparked outrage among students of India’s premiere film institute.
The 63-year-old, best remembered for his stellar performances in ‘Daddy’, ‘Saransh’, has held the post of chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification and the National School of Drama. Kher was awarded Padma Shri in 2004 and Padma Bhushan last year.