Shekhar Kapur appointed as President of FTII Society and the Chairman of Governing Council


Acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has been appointed as the new President of Film and Television Institute of India Society (FTII Society) and the Chairman of FTII Governing Council. The ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced Kapur’s appointment today. Kapur’s tenure will be till March 3, 2023.

Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar also tweeted about the appointment. He wrote, "Happy to inform that renowned international film personality #ShekharKapur has been appointed as the President of FTII Society & Chairman of Governing Council of FTII."

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Kapur is a household name who has directed stellar films like Masoom, Mr India, Bandit Queen, Elizabeth etc. He also received Padma Shri in 2000 and has worked in several shows and films as an actor. His last appearance as actor was in Vishwaroopam 2 in 2018.

(Source: Twitter)