In what seem like an urgent effort to rejuvenate a dying institution the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has appointed Shekhar Kapur as the new president of the Film & Television Institute Of India.
The FTII once a haven for talent such as Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Rehana Sultan, Shatrughan Sinha has lately fallen into hard times with hardly any talent emerging from the once-flourishing institute.
Ex-alumni Shatrughan Sinha lauds the move appoint Shekhar Kapur as the new FTII chief. “He is worthy from every angle. Bright mind brilliant internationally celebrated filmmaker,Shekhar will bring much-needed vitality and direction to the FTII.”