Acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has been appointed as the new President of the Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society and Chairman of the institute’s governing council.
Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, tweeted to confirm the news on Tuesday: “Happy to inform that renowned international film personality #ShekharKapur has been appointed as the President of FTII Society & Chairman of Governing Council of FTII. @narendramodi.@shekharkapur.”
The director has made many remarkable movies and has his mark in Hollywood as well. His first project as a filmmaker was “Masoom” in 1983 starring Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, and Jugal Hansraj, which was a critical and commercial success.
He gained popularity after directing Anil Kapoor, AmrishPuri, and Sridevi starrering film Mr India. Shekhar has also acted in some films like Gawahi (1989) and Drishti (1990) and many more.