Actor-filmmaker R Madhavan was on Friday nominated as president of Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and chairman of its governing council.
Union minister Anurag Thakur shared the news on X (formerly known as Twitter) and congratulated the actor, who turned director with his National award-winning film “Rocketry: The Nambi Effect”.
Heartiest congratulations to @ActorMadhavan ji on being nominated as President of @FTIIOfficial and Chairman of the governing council.
I'm sure that your vast experience & strong ethics will enrich this institute, bring positive changes, & take it to a higher level. My best…
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) September 1, 2023
“I’m sure that your vast experience & strong ethics will enrich this institute, bring positive changes, & take it to a higher level. My best wishes to you,” the I&B Minister wrote.
Madhavan, 53, thanked the minister for the opportunity.
“Thank you so very much for the honour and kinds wishes Anurag Thakur ji. I will do my very best to live up to all the expectations,” the actor wrote on X.
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) September 1, 2023
The actor, known for his films across languages including “Kannathil Muthamittal”, “Rang De Basanti”, “3 Idiots” and “Vikram Vedha”, will succeed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur as FTII president.
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