Pune: Actor Gajendra Chauhan whose appointment as the Chief of the Film and Television Institute of India has sparked waves of protest across the country with the students of the prestigious film school of India going on a protest against him, said on Wednesday that it was wrong to assume his credentials weren’t enough to head the institute.
Since last Friday, hundreds of students have been on a strike at the Pune film Institute demanding the ouster of Chauhan saying that his appointment was an attempt to enforce the ruling party’s agenda at the institute.
He said, ““I completely disagree with the students’ opinion. How can you judge my future on the basis of my past? Let me show my capabilities first.”
The students have alleged that the actor who is also a BJP member since 2004, would compromise the functioning of the institute due to his ideology to which Chauhan had disagreed.