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FTII needs good administrator, not good actor: Chauhan

 New Delhi, Oct 11: The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) needs a good administrator, more than a good actor, its former Chairman Gajendra Chauhan said in reaction to veteran actor Anupam Kher’s appointment to the post on Wednesday. Chauhan completed his tenure in March. His appointment had triggered student protests at the Pune-based institute. Anupam had then said that the FTII needed a person with much more qualifications than Chauhan had as a producer, director or actor. On Wednesday, Chauhan, however, extended his good wishes to Anupam. Appointed in 2014 to head the prestigious body, Chauhan, a well-known film and television personality, took charge only in January 2016 when he entered the FTII campus for the first time and chaired the Governing Council meeting. His appointment was followed by massive protests by FTII students and ex-students and a 139-day strike demanding his removal from the post. (IANS)