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Chauhan takes charge as FTII chairman; 40 protesters held

40 Students From Film And Televison Institute Of India Were On Thursday Detained Outside The College Campus In Pune As They Were Protesting Against Gajendra Chauhan’s Appointment As The New Chairman.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 07 Jan 2016, 02:13:19 PM


40 students from Film and Televison Institute of India were on Thursday detained outside the college campus in Pune as they were protesting against Gajendra Chauhan’s appointment as the new chairman. Amid protests, Chauhan on Thursday took charge as Chairman of the institute.

The Pune Police served notices to 17 FTII students and warned them that action will be taken against those who will create law and order situation. Despite the notice, the students protested outside the FTII campus on Thursday.

Chauhan was appointed as FTII chairman on June 9, 2015. He is best known for playing the role of ‘Yudhishthir’ in BR Chopra’s “Mahabharat” and has also seen in movies like “Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge” and “Baghban”.

Questioning his professional credibility to lead the institute, FTII students and alumni have been protesting his appointment and they went on an indefinite strike on June 12.

The strike was however withdrawn after 139 days in October.

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First Published : 07 Jan 2016, 11:29:00 AM