Anupam Kher resigns as FTII chairman because of his commitment to an international TV show

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 31: Anupam Kher resigns from the post of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Chairman citing 'busy schedule'. It needs to be mentioned that Kher is also into many international projects and keeps shuttling between countries.Versatile and talented actor Anupam Kher, with a repertoire of over 500 movies including international projects, was named Chairman of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune amid controversies surrounding the premier institute. The film industry had hailed the move then.In his resignation letter to Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, he said that due to his commitment to the show he will be stationed in the US for "nearly nine months between 2018 and 2019 and then for a similar period for a minimum of three years more"."Given this assignment, it would not be fair to me, the students and management team, for me to hold a position of such responsibility and accountability, without being actively involved in the operations," he said in his resignation letter.Very talented Anupam Khar had succeeded the controversial Gajendra Chauhan, whose appointment had triggered student protests.Anupam, who began his acting career with "Saaransh" in 1984, also has his own acting institute Actor Prepares.Kirron said Anupam was the right choice to head the FTII, which provides training in acting, direction and other technical aspects of film making in a country which is one of the largest producers of movies.There was a sigh of relief when he had worn the crown of thorns.There was a sigh of relief when he had worn the 'crown of thorns'.