Mumbai: Acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has been appointed President of the Pune-based Movie and Tv Institute of India (FTII) Society and Chairman of the institute’s governing council.
Union Minister of Info and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, tweeted to verify the information on Tuesday: “Happy to inform that renowned international film personality #ShekharKapur has been appointed as the President of FTII Society & Chairman of Governing Council of FTII. @[email protected]”
“Mr Kapur, who has a vast experience, will add more value to the Institute. I am sure everybody will welcome his appointment,” he added.
Based on an Order issued by the Ministry of Info and Broadcasting (Movies Wing), and signed by Beneath Secretary (Movies-II) Surajit Indu, Kapur’s tenure will final until March 3, 2023.
The director has made his mark in Hollywood in addition to Bollywood. He began out as a filmmaker with “Masoom” in 1983. Starring Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi and Jugal Hansraj, the movie was a vital and industrial success. Kapur would rating a blockbuster on the field workplace together with his 1987 launch “Mr India”, starring Sridevi, Anil Kapoor and Amrish Puri.
The worldwide acclaim he gained together with his hardhitting biopic of Phoolan Devi, “Bandit Queen”” in 1994, helped him take his craft to the West. He made his Hollywood directorial debut with the Oscar-nominated “Elizabeth” (1998), and went on to make “The Four Feathers” (2002), and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (2007), moreover directing a phase of the 2008 anthology, “New York, I Love You”.
Other than course, Kapur had a stint as a Bollywood actor with movies like “Toote Khilone” (1978), “Falak” (1988), “Gawahi” (1989) and the TV collection “Udaan” (1989-1991), amongst different works.
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