FTII row: Salman Khan supports students, says Gajendra Chauhan should go

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Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan on Thursday joined a joining of tip Bollywood celebrities in ancillary a distinguished FTII students who are confronting rustication for hostile a appointment of TV actor Gajendra Chauhan as a authority of a institute.

Salman pronounced a “Mahabharat” star should compensate mind to a students and renounce from a post. The Bollywood heart-throb’s support came a day after a hospital warned a agitating students to finish a strike or face “strong executive movement that might embody rustication”.

Salman Khan. PTISalman Khan. PTI

Salman Khan. PTI

“I consider that he (Chauhan) should listen to a students …because a students have done a industry, estimable industry…,” Salman told reporters in Mumbai.

The students have been agitating for final some-more than a month following a appointment of Chauhan, alleging that he lacks “vision and stature” to conduct a prestigious FTII.

The emanate has snowballed into a large debate with several Bollywood celebrities batting for a students and seeking a supervision to recur Chauhan’s appointment.

Well-known celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, son Ranbir Kapoor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anupam Kher, filmmakers Kundan Shah, Aziz Mirza, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Kiran Rao, Rajkummar Rao, Sudhir Mishra, Sayeed Mirza, Resul Pookutty and Piyush Mishra have uttered their reservation.

Cinematographer Santhosh Sivan, singer Pallavi Joshi and National Award-winning filmmaker Jahnu Barua quiescent as members of a FTII Society in support of a distinguished students.

Meanwhile, FTII authorities yesterday served an final to a agitating students seeking them to call off their 34-day strike or face a risk of rustication.

Director D J Narian served a notice to a students, seeking them to cancel a criticism immediately or face “strong” executive movement that might embody rustication”.

“All endangered students will themselves be obliged for any executive movement in this regard.

“You are therefore systematic to cancel a strike with evident outcome and resume educational activities but any serve delay, unwell that a establishment will be giveaway to take despotic executive action,” a notice said.