• Asian Connection
    Asian Connection
* Pilot refuses to take off Smriti Irani's chopper for West Bengal rally, BJP cries conspiracy     * Arun Jaitley unwell, Piyush Goyal gets temporary charge of Finance Ministry ahead of interim budget    * Cracks in border wall resistance? Pelosi facing Dem pressure to deal with Trump, end shutdown

Kher resigns as FTII chief

Posted in Featured, S. Asia

Published on November 05, 2018 with No Comments

Cites commitment to international TV show

Actor Anupam Kher has resigned as the chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India citing commitments to an international TV show for which he has to be stationed in the US. In his resignation letter to Information and Broadcasting Minister of India Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore , he said that due to his commitment to the show he will be stationed in the US for “nearly nine months between 2018 and 2019 and then for a similar period for a minimum of three years more”.

“Given this assignment it would not be fair to me, the students and management team, for me to hold a position of such responsibility and accountability, without being actively involved in the operations,” he said in his resignation letter. His resignation letter has been accepted by Rathore, who thanked Kher for his services to the premier institute, sources said.

Kher had replaced Gajendra Chauhan, who had a controversial tenure, as the head of the Pune-based institute in October last year.

 

No Comments

Comments for Kher resigns as FTII chief are now closed.