It has become a fashionable to blame the government, says Vidhu Vinod Chopra on FTII row

FP Staff

Jan,08 2016 21:20:24 IST

Seven months after his controversial appointment as the chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), BJP member Gajendra Chauhan was welcomed by protesting FTII students in Pune on Thursday as he took charge as chairman.


Vidhu Vinod Chopra. CNN-IBN

Pune police detained more than 40 students for protesting against Chauhan’s appointment, reports said.

The Hindustan Times also claims that the students were lathi-charged.

FTII alumnus Vidhu Vinod Chopra, however believes that the students can never arrive at a solution if they keep fighting the government.

According to the Bollywood producer, they should instead engage the government in a debate to find out a solution.

"Now it has become a fashionable to blame the government. I can understand that there is a problem in Film institute, but the solution is in debating the issue, not in fighting with each other," Vidhu Vinod Chopra told journalists at the premiere of his film Wazir.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra however feels that he tried his best to help the students. "I gave the students my support and money from my own pocket but I won't do it again,"said Vidhu Vinod Chopra.


Updated Date: Jan 08, 2016 21:20 PM