Bhupendra Kainthola appointed FTII Director

New Delhi: Indian Information Service (IIS) officer Bhupendra Kainthola was on Friday appointed as Director of Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

Kainthola, a 1989 batch IIS officer, has been appointed to the post for three years, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

FTII, which has been in news due to controversy over the appointment of television actor Gajendra Chauhan as its chairman, is an autonomous body under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

FTII, is the country's premier institute that provides training for acting, film making, video editing, direction and production.

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