FTII: Shekhar Kapur became president of Film Institute, has made films like ‘Mr. India’ and ‘Bandit Queen’


Famous film director Shekhar Kapur has been appointed as the chairman of Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India i.e. FTII. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced that Shekhar Kapur will also hold the post of Chairman of the Governing Council of FTII.

In the 80s and 90s, Shekhar Kapoor gave Bollywood many hit films such as, Bendit Queen, Masoom, Bindiya Chamkegi, The Four Feathers. The 1987 superhit film ‘Mr. India’ was also made under the direction of Anil Kapoor, Sridevi’s work which gained immense fame. There was a controversy when there was talk of making this classic film again and it was reprimanded by Javed Akhtar, co-writer of the film.

Earlier this year, when director Ali Abbas Zafar said that he was making a remake of Mr. India, Shekhar Kapoor made a tweet expressing his displeasure at which Javed Akhtar reprimanded him.

Shekhar Kapur wrote on Twitter, ‘The debate about the remake of Mr. India is not that no one has allowed it from me nor has anyone felt the need to tell me anything. My question is that if you are remaking a feature film based on the successful work of the director, does the director not have any creative rights that made that film. ‘


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