Anupam Kher resigned as the Film and Television Institute of India chairman on Wednesday. Sharing this news on Twitter, he said, “commitment to international TV shows” stating the reason behind his resignation.
Tweeting about it he said, “an honour, a privilege & a great learning experience to be the Chairman of the prestigious @FTIIOfficial. But because of my international assignments I won’t have much time to devote at the institute. Hence decided to send my resignation. thank you”
The 63-year-old actor also uploaded a photo of the resignation letter which he had written to the Information & Broadcasting Minister, Rajyavardhan Rathore.
In the letter he said that he will be busy in the US "nearly nine months between 2018 and 2019 and then for a similar period for a minimum of three years more".
In addition to this he also said, “Given this assignment it would not be fair to me, the students and management team, for me to hold a position of such and accountability, without being actively involved in the operations.”
He went on thanking the staff, teachers, and students of FTII for their support and appreciation during his tenure as the chairman.
Anupam Kher is presently shooting for his new American TV show 'New Amsterdam'. The actor will be playing the role of a neurosurgeon in the series which also stars Ryan EGgold, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, and Tyler Labine. The series will be shot in New York.
About his Indian projects, the actor will be seen in ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ which is based on Sanjay Baru’s 2014 book. The film narrates the life of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Baru’s point of view on the events which took place during those times.
The actor was appointed as the Chairperson of the Film and Television Institute of India on 11th October 2017. He took over the position from Gajendra Chauhan who had been in various controversies after he became the head of the Pune based institute.