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    Former FTII director John Sankaramangalam passes away at 84

    Thiruvalla: Veteran film personality John Sankaramangalam, a former director of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune, died at a hospital near here on Monday, said family sources. He was 84 and he died due to age-related illness.

  • Rita Bhaduri was my friend, closest competitor at FTII: Shabana Azmi

    Mumbai: Veteran actress Shabana Azmi remembers the late Rita Bhaduri as a “cute and impish” girl who was her friend, batchmate and closest competitor at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune. Upon Rita’s demise on early Tuesday, Shabana was inundated with calls asking her to share “thoughts” on the late actress.

  • Would love to do my father’s biopic: Varun Dhawan

    Mumbai: It is the season of biopics in Bollywood but on actor Varun Dhawan’s wishlist is only one man, his filmmaker father David Dhawan. The actor said he is scared of doing biopics but if he had to do one, he would like to chronicle the life of his father on the big screen. David, real name Rajinder Dhawan, is a graduate from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)Film and Television

  • Raid actor Amit Bimrot: I did not fall for Ajay Devgn’s prank

    Currently, Ajay Devgn starrer Raid is getting a positive response from the critics as well as the masses at the box office. Inspired by the real-life I-T raids that were conducted by the officers of the Indian Revenue Service in the 1980s, this Raj Kumar Gupta’s directorial venture has managed to connect the audiences with its realistic touch.

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    Pune: 20 Nepali actors to visit FTII for crash course

    Mumbai: A group of 20 actors from Nepal will visit India for a 20-day course, commencing from February 12, at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune. The participants, hailing from different regions of Nepal, have been shortlisted on the basis of their performances and accomplishments in films and theatre.

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    FTII pays tribute to Tom Alter

    Pune: The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) on Tuesday paid tribute to late actor Tom Alter. “FTII will be paying tribute to Late Tom Alter, who was serving as Head, Department of Acting at FTII,” read a post from the official Twitter handle of the institute.

  • On FTII visit, Anupam Kher tries to strike positive note with students

    Pune: Newly-appointed FTII chairman Anupam Kher paid an unscheduled visit to the campus in Pune on Monday and broke bread with students, apparently to build a rapport with them. Against the backdrop of the acrimony when the appointment of Kher’s predecessor Gajendra Chauhan had triggered protests in 2015, Kher seemed to make efforts to win the confidence of students.

  • Is FTII’s autonomous stature under threat by Anupam Kher’s appointment?

    Indian republic is the world’s largest democracy and in this great country everything is seen through the prism of politics and political calculations. The recent development of Bollywood actor Anupam Kher being appointed as the chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has once again divided the opinion and has been seen as more of a political appointment than appointment based on merit. FTII has over the

  • Pune: After getting notice, FTII student evicted from hostel

    Pune: A Film and Television Institute of India 2011 batch student has accused the institute of evicting him from the college hostel in an inhuman way and illegally. He has said that his final film project is not complete and hence he is still a student of the institute and the institute cannot evict him legally.

  • BJP’s ‘sipahi’ Gajendra Chauhan says ‘played 20-20 match’ in FTII

    Mumbai: Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) chairman Gajendra Chauhan on Friday said he is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ‘sipahi’, adding his ideology is same as the saffron party. Chauhan told ANI that the government was happy with his work and added that he did his best as the chairman of FTII.

  • Gajendra Chauhan heckled at Makhanlal Varsity; says it is democratic

    BHOPAL : “The protest by the students symbolises that democracy is still alive”, said Gajendra Chauhan, director, FTII after facing protest by students along with slogans like ‘ Gajendra Chauhan Murdabad’ at the orientation program of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and communication at Samanvay Bhawan.

  • Amid loud protests, FTII gets down to biz

    Pune (Maharashtra) : The first meeting of the newly-appointed Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society and its governing council was held here on Thursday under the chairmanship of filmmaker Gajendra Chauhan, even as students protested against him outside the campus. Eminent television serial maker B P Singh was elected vice president of the FTII Society, also as vice chairman of the Governing Council. The “C.I.D.” producer, an FTII alumnus, will be new