Anupam Kher on Wednesday resigned as the chairman of Film and Television Institute of India. In a message posted on Twitter, he cited “commitment to international TV shows” as the reason propelling his decision.
Tweeting about it, he wrote that, “It has been an honour, a privilege & a great learning experience to be the Chairman of the prestigious @FTIIOfficial. But because of my international assignments I wonโ€™t have much time to devote at the institute. Hence decided to send my resignation. Thank you.”

Along with the tweet, Anupam Kher also posted a copy of the resignation letter that he had addressed to the Information & Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore.
In his resignation letter, which has been accepted, Mr Kher said he decided to quit as FTII’s chairman as he will have to be stationed in the US for “nearly nine months between 2018 and 2019 and then, for a similar period for a minimum of three years more.”

In a fresh tweet, he went on to thank the staff, teachers & students of FTII for their ‘support & appreciation’ during his tenure as chairman.

Kher is currently shooting for his upcoming American TV show ‘New Amsterdam’. The actor will portray the role of a neurosurgeon in the telivision series that also stars Ryan Eggold, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims and Tyler Labine. The shooting for the show is currently taking place in New York and Anupam Kher has been tweeting and retweeting a lot about this series lately.

The actor was appointed the Chairperson of the Film and Television Institute of India on October 11 last year. He succeeded Gajendra Chauhan, who had a controversial tenure since 2014 as the head of the Pune-based institute.