Gajendra Chauhan to chair meet today, students plan protests

Gajendra Chauhan to chair meet today, students plan protests

Nearly seven months after he was appointed the Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Gajendra Chauhan will formally take charge and preside over a meeting  on Thursday even as the students of the institute plan to mount their protest.

The 59-year-old actor will be visiting the FTII campus for the first time since his appointment as Chairman of FTII.

Following his appointment, the students boycotted classes for 139 days and agitated on the streets against his appointment, before calling off the strike on October 28, 2015.

“I have been ordered by the government, and I will do my job. Let me go there and see. I can’t comment on what they will do, but I am ready to do my job,” Chauhan told reporters ahead of his visit to Pune. The FTII Students’ Association (FSA), however, said that they are still opposed to his appointment.

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