Will Naseeruddin Shah Take Over FTII?

The post of chairperson of the prestigious institute has been vacant ever since Anupam Kher resigned
Will Naseeruddin Shah Take Over FTII?
Naseeruddin Shah

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?

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