Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur who gained widespread success with the science fiction film Mr. India (1987) has been appointed as the 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:
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. Mr Kapur, who has a vast experience, will add more value to the Institute. I am sure everybody will welcome his appointment.
According to an Order issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and signed by Under Secretary (Films-II) Surajit Indu, Kapur’s tenure will last till March 3, 2023. Shekhar Kapur has made his mark in Hollywood as well as Bollywood. He made his directorial debut in the cult Bollywood film Masoom (1983) starring Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi and Jugal Hansraj, the film was a critical and commercial success.