Will Naseeruddin Shah Take Over FTII?
The post of chairperson of the prestigious institute has been vacant ever since Anupam Kher resigned
The sudden resignation of Anupam Kher as chairperson of Film & Television Film Institute Of India(FTII) has left the prestigious and important post with a question mark. Who next?
Apparently the Ministry Of Information & Broadcasting is seriously considering Naseeruddin Shah.
A source close to the I & B ministry says, “We would love to have Naseer Bhai take over. He is a phememonal talent, articulate clued and hard-headed and a terrific adminstrator. He’s perfect for the role. “
Naseer is apparently reluctant to step into any government job. But that won’t deter the powers-that-be from trying.
Shatrughan Sinha who has been offered the post twice in the past says he isn’t surprised by Anupam’s resignation. “If you remember I had expressed my misgivings regarding Anupam’s schedules. He had so much on his plate already. I wondered if he would be able to give time to this work. Looking after the FTII is not a part-time job. It requires a man of great cinematic knowledge and administrative skills. It also requires a professional who would be able to work for monstrous hours every day seven days a week. Grooming and supervising new cinematic talent is not a job. It’s requires the discipline of a religious practice.”
Will Naseer step in?