Veteran actor Anupam Kher has resigned as the chairman of Film And Television Institute Of India (FTII) because of my international assignments.
“It has been an honour, a privilege and a great learning experience to be the Chairman of the prestigious FTII. But because of my international assignments I won’t have much time to devote at the institute. Hence decided to send my resignation,” he said in a tweet.
In his tweet, Mr Kher attached a copy of his resignation letter to Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. He said that said he decided to quit as FTII’s chairman as he will have to be stationed in the US for nearly nine months.
“At the time when I was officially approached by the former I&B Minister Smt Smriti Irani to be appointed as Chairman, I did share with her that I was due to be stationed in the US for nearly 9 months between 2018 and 2019 and then for a similar period for a minimum of three years more. Given this assignment it would not be fair to me, the students and the management team, for me to hold a position of such responsibility and accountability without being actively involved in the operations,” Kher said in his letter.