Students of Film and Television Institute of India has gone on a Strike and its all because of YUDHISTHIR of Mahabharat. Gajendra Chauhan has been appointed as the chairman and this has not gone well with the students, who are calling it Saffronisation of the Institute!
Protests at Film Institute in Pune After Actor-BJP Member is Appointed Chief: The… http://t.co/0BnkP9B9Yq
— Tarun Shienh (@tarunshienh) June 13, 2015
Gajendra Chauhan on his appointment as FTII President: I am surprised.With experience I will give a new face to it.My USP is my honesty
— SHASHANK SINGH (@Shankey3007) June 13, 2015
All activities including classes, shoots and practicals have been stopped from today. Gajendra Chauhan has been associated with the BJP for over 20 years and became an official member in 2004, had campaigned extensively for the party in Haryana during the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections last year.
Gajendra Chauhan is claasical case of BJP getting their own men in important institutes …
— उमा सिंघल (@UmaSinghal1) June 13, 2015
After a Saffronising the Censor Board, #BJP now wants to Saffronize Film institutes
Appoints BJP man Gajendra Chauhan as FTII chairman
— FreedomFighterz (@PuliArason) June 13, 2015
The discomfort seems to be lead by anti-rightist groups who are siting a tradition of secularism by naming former chairpersons like G Karnad, Mohan Agashe, M Bhat.
Former FTII chairman have been anti -BJP so its okay , but now left/liberal/congress have problem with Gajendra Chauhan @sudhirchaudhary
— RamKrishna (@Ram_Krishna15) June 13, 2015
Should Gajendra Chauhan be disqualified only because he has been a BJP member? Why that std is not applied on Libtards? #FTII
— हम भारत के लोग (@India_Policy) June 13, 2015