Eminent filmmaker Shekhar Kapur was on Tuesday appointed as the new president of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society and the chairman of the governing council, which runs the country’s most prestigious film school in Pune.
Mr. Kapur (74), known for such acclaimed films like Bandit Queen (1994) and historical biopics Queen Elizabeth (1998 and 2007), will hold the post till March 3, 2023, said the FTII management in a statement.
The tenure of the earlier members of the FTII Society had ended in March 2020. The other members of the GC are to be appointed soon, said a senior FTII authority.
Mr. Kapur replaces filmmaker B.P. Singh who has been nominated to the general assembly of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Mr. Singh will hold his new tenure till July 2023.
Mr. Singh, an FTII alumnus of the 1970 batch, who was known as the creator of the popular…