RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is a father figure to me: FTII chairman Gajendra Chauhan
FTII students' association had alleged that Gajendra Chauhan lacked vision and stature to head FTII.
New Delhi: Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) chairman Gajendra Chauhan on Thursday paid a visit to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat.
Chauhan, who faced huge protests after being appointed as the FTII chairman, said Bhagwat ji is like a father figure for him and he had come to invite the RSS chief for his son's wedding.
Amidst massive protests and detentions, actor Gajendra Chauhan took charge as the chairman of the prestigious institute in January 2016.
The appointment of Chauhan, best known for his portrayal of 'Yudhishthir' in Mahabharat, had raised a full blown war between the government and the opposition, especially the Congress.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had visited FTII in support of the students' agitation there against the appointment of Chauhan as its head.
FTII students had gone on strike against Chauhan's appointment and several filmmakers had supported them on the issue.
FTII students' association (FSA) had alleged that Chauhan lacked vision and stature to head FTII.
However, the small time actor had the last laugh, after the students called off their 139-day-long strike in October 2015.