Latest news coming in from the Bollywood circuit is that Anupam Kher has resigned as the Chairman of Film And Television Institute of India. The reason given by him is that he is busy with international commitments and cannot devote quality time to the institution.

Anupam took to his Twitter account to share the news. He wrote, “It has been an honour, a privilege & a great learning experience to be the Chairman of the prestigious @FTIIOfficial. But because of my international assignments I won’t have much time to devote at the institute. Hence decided to send my resignation. Thank you. @Ra_THORe”


In his resignation letter to Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, he says that due to his commitment to the international 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”. He also mentions in the letter that at the time he was approached by former I&B Minister, Smt Smriti Irani to be appointed as the Chairman of FTII, he had told her that he will be stationed in the US for 6 months because of his international show.

A Smiling Picture Of Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher Smiles For The Camera

“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." further read his resignation letter.

Anupam Kher had replaced Gajendra Chauhan in October 2017. Chauhan had reportedly served a controversial tenure as the head of the Pune-based institute.


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