Anupam Kher resigns as FTII chief, cites commitment to ‘international TV shows’

Anupam Kher resigned as the
Film and Television Institute of India chairman on Wednesday. In a tweet posted
on Twitter, he mentioned “commitment to international TV shows” as
the reason of his decision.

“an honour, a privilege
& a great learning experience to be the Chairman of the prestigious
@FTIIOfficial. But because of my international assignments I won’t have much
time to devote at the institute. Hence decided to send my resignation. Thank
you.”, he wrote on Twitter.

He also posted a copy of the resignation letter that he had addressed to the Information & Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore. 

Kher is presently shooting
for his upcoming American TV show ‘New Amsterdam’. The actor will represent the
role of a neurosurgeon in the series that also stars Ryan Eggold, Janet
Montgomery, Jocko Sims and Tyler Labine. The shoot is taking place in New
York. 

The 63 year old actor was appointed the Chairperson of the Film and Television Institute of India last year. Recently, Anupam Kher had apologized to the former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for acting in ‘The Accidental Prime minister’, the film which was produced to criticize Dr. Singh.