Gajendra Chauhan to visit FTII campus tomorrow

News24 Bureau

New Delhi: On June 9, 2015, Gajendra Chauhan was appointed as the chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), however, the actor-turned-politician would make his first appearance seven months later, tomorrow.


The appointment of Chauhan as the head of Pune-based institute sparked 139-days strike by the students. They demanded that Chauhan be sacked from the elite post and also the appointments of four members to the FTII society be cancelled.


An FTII students body representative said they will not sacrifice academics anymore for a government that is "deaf and a bully".


Best known for essaying the role of ‘Yudhisthir’ in BR Chopra's "Mahabharat", Chauhan would be ‘welcomed’ with protests on his visit to campus tomorrow.

According to IANS, the FTII Students' Association president Harishankar Nachimuthu said that they have got “no official information about his visit”. However, “there will be protests obviously, but we have not decided other things.”