Chosen over Big B, Rajinikanth: Single-para CV got Gajendra Chauhan comparison as FTII president, reveals RTI

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New Delhi: Did a supervision designate actor Gajendra Chauhan arch of a prestigious Film and Television Institute of India on a basement of a single-para CV with usually important feat being a purpose of Yudhisthir in BR Chopra’s TV sequence Mahabharat?

It would seem so if one goes by a duplicate of a record observant perceived from a Information and Broadcasting Ministry in response to an RTI query.

Gajendra Chauhan. PTIGajendra Chauhan. PTI

Gajendra Chauhan. PTI

“Gajendra Chauhan is an actor who is best famous for his description of a eldest Pandava ‘Yudhishthira’ in a Mahabharat (TV series). He has worked in around 150 cinema and over 600 TV serials,” a observant said.

The applicant had sought information about educational and veteran education of Gajendra Chauhan that were deliberate for his preference as President, Film and Television Institute of India, among other queries.

Chauhan, with aged BJP links, has been allocated President of FTII Society and Chairman of a Governing Council by a NDA government.

The 281-page record supposing by a Ministry includes minute resume of other stalwarts once due for FTII Presidentship, though a usually anxiety to Chauhan’s gift is a one divide summary.

The record notings associated to appointment of Chauhan uncover that many stalwarts of Indian cinema including Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Jahnu Baruah, Raju Hirani, Jaya Bachchan, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Ramesh Sippy, Govind Nihalani and Aamir Khan were deliberate for a post earlier.

These names were due by a FTII for a post of President in 2014, a notings perceived underneath a Right to Information Act show.

Apart from a singular divide record noting, that spoke of Chauhan’s description of Yudhishthir and a series of films and serials he has acted in, a Ministry did not yield any sum of his physique of work or his CV that were deliberate forward of his appointment as FTII chief.

Though a applicant had also sought copies of all a reasons available for Chauhan’s selection, a information supposing by a Ministry does not uncover any reasons in counterclaim of his argumentative appointment as a FTII President. The Ministry was also wordless on because he was elite above a doyens of Indian cinema whose names were once due by FTII for appointment as a chief.

Several venerable actors including Anupam Kher, Rishi Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Salman Khan among others have come out in support of a agitating students of FTII and plainly against Chauhan’s appointment.

The students, who have paralysed a functioning of a prestigious hospital for over 40 days now, have also perceived support from Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and Swaraj Abhiyan personality Yogendra Yadav who have visited a campus.

However, a Narendra Modi supervision has stranded to a guns and refused to mislay Chauhan.

FTII students’ organisation (FSA) has announced that a strike will continue compartment their categorical direct for dismissal of Chauhan, who they lay lacks prophesy and status to conduct a institution, and reconstitution of FTII Society is accepted.

PTI