Anupam Kher resigns as Film and Television Institute of India chairman: commits to International TV shows

By Sharmita Kar

Anupam Kher resigned as the chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) due to a busy schedule relating to international projects. He quit citing that he could not manage time due to prior commitments to international TV shows.

Kher mentioned in his resignation letter,”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 mentioned that due to his commitments, he will be stationed in the US for nearly nine months in 2018 and 2019.

Anupam Kher is an Academy Award winning actor who served as the FTII chairman since October 2017, after controversial chairman Gajendra Chauhan’s term ended in March.

His resignation letter has been accepted by Rajendra Singh Rathore, who thanked Kher for his services to the premier institute, sources said.