National Film Award winner R Madhavan nominated president of Film and Television Institute of India

Actor-filmmaker R Madhavan has been nominated president of the Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and chairman of its governing council.

Actor-filmmaker R Madhavan (in this picture) succeeds filmmaker Shekhar Kapur as FTII president. Photo courtesy: Instagram/actormaddy

Union minister Anurag Thakur shared the news on X (formerly known as Twitter) yesterday and congratulated the actor, who turned director with his National Film Award-winning film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect.

“Heartiest congratulations to @ActorMadhavan ji on being nominated as President of @FTIIOfficial and Chairman of the governing council.

“I’m sure that your vast experience & strong ethics will enrich this institute, bring positive changes, & take it to a higher level. My best wishes to you,” wrote Thakur, who is Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Minister of Sports, Youth Affairs.

Madhavan, 53, thanked the minister for the opportunity. “Thank you so very much for the honour and kind wishes Anurag Thakur ji. I will do my very best to live up to all the expectations,” he wrote on X.

The actor, known for his films across languages including Kannathil Muthamittal and the Bollywood films Rang De Basanti, 3 Idiots, and Vikram Vedha, will succeed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur as FTII president.