FTII Row: Gajendra Chauhan should step down if students want, says Salman Khan

Another Bollywood celebrity has lent his support to the students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and this time it is one of the Khans.

Last Updated: Jul 16, 2015, 14:59 PM IST
FTII Row: Gajendra Chauhan should step down if students want, says Salman Khan

New Delhi: Another Bollywood celebrity has lent his support to the students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and this time it is one of the Khans.

According to a CNN IBN report, the 'Kick' actor has stated that Gajendra Chauhan, whose appointment the students are protesting, should step down if the student so want. 

The protest by the students against the appointment of Chauhan has entered its second month. Many from the industry have lent their support including Ranbir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Kiran Rao, Resul Pookutty, Rajkummar Rao etc. 

A committee including FTII alumni and student body had met with I & B Minister Arun Jaitley to sort out the issues, but no conclusive decision was taken. 

Protests by the student body started after Gajendra Chauhan was appointed as Chairman of the governing body. The students protested that the actor turned BJP member was appointed 'as a stooge' by the government, and also that Chauhan is not as qualified as others in the industry and 'lacks vision' for the premiere institute.