FTII New Chairman: Renowned actor and director R. Madhavan has been appointed as the new President of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). In addition to this role, he will also serve as the Chairman of the governing council.
In a post shared on X (formerly Twitter), Anurag Thakur, the Minister of Information & Broadcasting, extended his warmest congratulations to Madhavan for his nomination as President of FTII and Chairman of the governing council.
The minister expressed confidence that Madhavan's extensive experience and strong ethical values would greatly enhance the institute, usher in positive changes, and elevate it to new heights. He concluded with his best wishes.
Madhavan responded with gratitude, thanking the minister and promising to do his utmost to meet all expectations. He shared this commitment on the social media platform.
R. Madhavan's directed film, 'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect,' recently received the Best Feature Film Award at the 69th National Film Awards. FTII remains a highly esteemed film institution under the purview of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) holds a pivotal role in shaping the Indian film and television landscape. Over the years, it has played a crucial role in nurturing and fostering a multitude of gifted filmmakers, actors, and technicians who have made lasting contributions to the global film industry.
FTII proudly boasts an impressive lineage of alumni who have left an indelible mark on the cinematic world. This distinguished list includes acclaimed filmmakers like Rajkumar Hirani, Mani Kaul, and Shyam Benegal, as well as accomplished actors such as Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri, among many others.
R. Madhavan's appointment as President of FTII underscores the institution's unwavering commitment to excellence in film and television education.
It also reaffirms its ongoing dedication to nurturing and celebrating the exceptional talent that continues to enrich the Indian film industry.
Madhavan's appointment comes on the heels of the notable achievement of his film, 'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect,' which garnered significant national acclaim. The movie clinched the esteemed Best Feature Film award at the 69th National Film Awards.