Finally Gajendra Chauhan is replaced as FTII chief, his place will be taken by Anupam Kher.
The appointment of actor Gajendra Chauhan in 2015 triggered a protest. 62-year-old renowned actor Anupam Kher will now head the institution. Anupam Kher headed the CBFC and the National School of Drama in the past.
Anupam Kher’s wife Kirron Kher expressed her pleasure over the appointment and reportedly thanked the PM Narendra Modi and I&B minister Smriti Irani by saying, “He will be a very good chairman. He has the credentials for this. I am very happy…thank you (Narendra) Modi ji, thank you Smriti Irani for this."