Shekhar Kapur to head Pune-based FTII

Shekhar Kapur to head Pune-based FTII

Kapur replaces television producer BP Singh.

Shekhar Kapur

MUMBAI: The Pune-based Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) has appointed veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur as the president &  chairman of the governing council, a position he will hold till  March 2023.

Information & broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar made the announcement on Twitter. He also stated that that Kapur will add value to the institute.  



Kapur, in turn,  thanked the government for the posting. 



He replaces BP Singh who was appoiinted president n 2018. Singh is best known as the producer of the long-running Sony TV show CID and was recently appointed by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to its general assembly.

Several industry stalwarts and organisations gave their thums up to Kapur's  appointment. 







The 75-year old Kapur is well known  both in India and internationally, having been involved with cinema for the past four to five decades. Some of the more critically acclaimed films he has been associated with as a producer or director include:  Mr India, Bandit Queen, Queen Elizabeth, Masoom, and others. This apart, he has been the  host of the TV show Pradhanmantri in 2013.

FTII is India's  leading institution for film making.  Started in 1960, the institute, it is situated on the premises of the erstwhile Prabhat Studios in Pune. It has  produced some of India's finest film talents and icons. It offers a variety of courses including - direction, screenplay, cinematography, editing, direction, screen acting.