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Rajkumar Hirani won't replace Chauhan..

Rajkumar Hirani

By HT

Mumbai, Sept. 9 -- It was recently reported that Gajendra Chauhan, the current chairperson of the Film and Television Institute of India's (FTII), will soon be replaced by film-maker Rajkumar Hirani.

Apparently, the director was approached to take academic decisions and those related to the syllabus revision, but his spokesperson has denied all such speculation.

In fact, Hirani's spokesperson said, "On behalf of Rajkumar Hirani, we clarify that he is not replacing Gajendra Chauhan, who is heading the governing council of FTII. He has been asked to head the academic council, but will not be able to take it up as his film work keeps him occupied, and he would not have the bandwidth to handle FTII work. However, he will continue helping from the outside to end this deadlock between the ministry and the students."