The I&B ministry has confirmed that veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur will be the next chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India governing council and president of FTII Society. His term will run till March 2023.
In a tweet, I&B minister Prakash Javadekar referred to Kapur as an experienced filmmaker, who will add “value” to FTII. In response, Kapur wrote: “We are a land of stories, of creativity. And of such varied culture. With your support, and combined with modern technologies, I see a future where our creative talent takes our stories and wins hearts and minds of people worldwide (sic).”
Kapur succeeds Brijendra Pal Singh, who was appointed in 2018 after the abrupt resignation by Anupam Kher. FTII Society is largely composed of eminent film and entertainment personalities, some of whom serve on the governing council. The current Society includes actors Divya Dutta and Kangana Ranaut, filmmakers Satish Kaushik, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani, among others.
As per ministry officials, the current Society’s term will be over next week and new members will be announced in a few days.