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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

  • National Award winners from the film fraternity (from left) PM Satheesh, Madhusree Dutta, Saeed Akthar Mirza, Kundan Shah, Irene Dhar Malik and Beena Sarkar Iliyas announcing the return of their awards against the growing intolerance in the country at the Mumbai Press Club on Thursday.

    Filmmakers demand ghar wapsi of FTII chief while returning awards

    Mumbai : On Thursday, 24 filmmakers returned their national award protesting against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the chairperson of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), and also in the wake of recent incidents happening in the country where “an individual and his right is not being respected”.

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    Arundhati Roy returns award

    New Delhi : As 24 more filmmakers, including Kundan Shah of “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” fame and Saeed Mirza and Booker winning writer Arundhati Roy returned their National Awards, escalating their protests against “growing intolerance” in the country, there was a virtual endorsement of the government’s charge that this is a political conspiracy. ‘‘It is politics by other means,” said Roy while arguing that she wants to be spared of that old

  • Post strike, new challenges ahead for FTII students

    Pune  : After a 139-day-long non-violent democratic strike of Film Institute of India students against appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the institute’s President, the students are facing new difficulties regarding the completion of the syllabus of their current academic year.

  • Will not return National Award, says Vidya Balan

    Mumbai : Bollywood star Vidya Balan on Thursday said she will not give back her national award as it was an honour bestowed on her by the country and not the government.