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FTII row

Was willing to accept post of FTII's interim chairman: Shatrughan Sinha

Shatrughan Sinha said he had been willing to accept the post of 'interim chairman' of the institute and had even demanded a proper letter to the effect.

Jan 22, 2016, 12:50 PM IST

Gajendra Chauhan to assume charge at FTII from December 18

Gajendra Chauhan set to assume charge at the institute on December 18 

Dec 06, 2015, 10:22 AM IST

Returned award to draw attention on FTII row: Dibakar Banerjee

Filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee says he returned his award so that the FTII issue will gain some attention of the people and government  

Nov 07, 2015, 16:29 PM IST

Intolerance row: Salim Khan defends Modi, supports 'award wapsi'

Salim Khan defends Narendra Modi, however, says 'award wapsi' is right thing to do

Nov 05, 2015, 13:29 PM IST

Returning awards insult to the nation: Anup Jalota

Anup Jalota says that the returning of National and Akademi Award is an insult to the nation 

Nov 01, 2015, 19:04 PM IST

Anupam Kher's comments help to support protest: Dibakar Banerjee

Dibakar Banerjee says the comments by Anupam Kher on FTII row helped support protest 

Nov 01, 2015, 12:21 PM IST

I want to avoid unwanted controversy: Amitabh Bachchan

Big B's latest initiative to connect with his fans and well-wishers across the globe is Wakau, a celebrity video blogging application.

Oct 31, 2015, 12:47 PM IST

National Award is by the nation, not government: Vidya Balan

Bollywood star Vidya Balan today said she will not give back her national award as it was an honour bestowed on her by the country and not the government. The comment come in the backdrop of some eminent film personalities returning their National Awards in solidarity with FTII students and against growing intolerance in the country.

Oct 29, 2015, 16:53 PM IST

'Award Wapsi' row: Anupam Kher reacts strongly to returning of awards, says protest 'agenda' driven

Actor Anupam Kher reacts to returning of awards by laureates and filmmakers, calling it 'agenda'

Oct 29, 2015, 11:05 AM IST

FTII row: 10 filmmakers voice solidarity with students, return National Awards

Eminent filmmakers eturned their National Awards supporting the FTII students.

Oct 28, 2015, 19:22 PM IST

FTII logjam continues; students to decide future action by "collective wisdom”

Yet another round of talks today failed to end the standoff between the government and FTII students over the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as its Chairman, with the students alleging "unwillingness or inability" of the authorities to act upon their core concerns.

Oct 21, 2015, 01:54 AM IST

Gajendra Chauhan yet to attend FTII office: RTI revelation

Television personality Gajendra Chauhan is yet to visit his office, a RTI query has revealed.

Oct 12, 2015, 17:22 PM IST

Qualification should be criteria for FTII chairmanship: Shabana Azmi

Veteran actress-activist Shabana Azmi has said an individual's qualification should be the criteria for selection to key posts in cultural institutions like the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

Oct 04, 2015, 11:25 AM IST

FTII row: Next meeting shifted to Mumbai on October 7

The third round of meeting to break the deadlock between agitating FTII students and information and broadcasting ministry officials, which was supposed to be held here on October 6, will now be held in Mumbai on the next day (October 7).

Oct 02, 2015, 23:10 PM IST

FTII row: Talks fail to break deadlock; next meeting on Oct 6

With FTII students sticking to their demand for removal of TV actor Gajendra Chauhan as the institute's chairman, a second round of talks here on Thursday between the striking students and I & B Ministry officials failed to break the deadlock but the two sides agreed to meet again in New Delhi on October 6.

Oct 01, 2015, 18:48 PM IST

FTII students to end hunger strike if govt fixes meeting date

The agitating FTII students on Friday said they would withdraw their hunger strike to pave way for a dialogue with the government if the I&B Ministry confirmed a date for talks to resolve their demands including removal of actor Gajendra Chauhan from the institute's chairmanship.

Sep 26, 2015, 18:54 PM IST

Centre's fresh offer to end FTII deadlock – 'unconditional' talks with students

In a bid to resolve the ongoing deadlock at the reputed Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), the Centre has reportedly made a fresh offer to the striking students to end the three-month long agitation.


Sep 17, 2015, 09:53 AM IST

FTII row: Not leaving post, ready to mediate, says Gajendra Chauhan

Notwithstanding protests over his appointment as chairman of Film and Television Institute of India, Gajendra Chauhan says he is not ready to leave the position but expressed his willingness to mediate between the agitating students and the government.

Sep 14, 2015, 22:42 PM IST

Now, Farhan Akhtar, Subhash Ghai support FTII students

Renowned Bollywood filmmakers Farhan Akhtar and Subhash Ghai have supported the students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), saying their issues must be addressed.

Sep 12, 2015, 04:01 AM IST

Vidya Balan supports FTII students, signs letter to President

Padma Shri awardee actress Vidya Balan and screenwriter Anjum Rajabali on Thursday threw their weight behind the protesting students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) by signing an appeal to President Pranab Mukherjee to intervene and resolve the issue.

Sep 10, 2015, 19:13 PM IST