Anupam Kher resigned from the position of chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII,) on Wednesday.
The resignation letter was handed to Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, the Information and Broadcasting Minister.
In the letter, Mr. Kher showed concern about the students and the management of the institute. He stated it will be unfair to the management of the institute with him holding the post of chairman and not being involved completely.
In the resignation letter, Mr. Kher mentioned, “At the time when I was officially approached by the former I&B Minister, Smt. Smriti Irani to be appointed as the chairman, I did share with her that I was due to be stationed in the US for nearly six months for an international TV show. The latest news now is that the show has been given a further extension of four months. This translates into me being 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.”
It is said Mr. Kher will be shooting for a show named New Amsterdam, which released its premiere on the 25th of September, 2018.
The veteran actor replaced Gajendra Chauhan and was appointed a year back on the 11th of October as the Chairman of FTII. He won many hearts being in the film industry for more than 33 years, playing several roles and doing more than 508 films.
Anupam Kher is not only a national actor but also an internationally acclaimed actor. He gained fame through his acting and performances in international projects such as Bend It Like Beckham, Silver Linings Playbook, The Boy With the Topknot, etc.