Paresh Rawal appointed as chairperson of National School of Drama

Paresh Rawal will serve as NSD chief for a period of four years, said Nitin Tripathi, Media Advisor of Ministry of Culture.

FP Staff September 10, 2020 16:54:18 IST
Paresh Rawal appointed as chairperson of National School of Drama

Veteran actor Paresh Rawal was Thursday appointed chairperson of the National School of Drama (NSD), India’s premier theatre institute.

The post had been vacant since 2017.

Union Culture Minister Prahlad Patel tweeted the news on Twitter. "Renowned artiste Paresh Rawal has been appointed as Chairman of National School of Drama by Rashtrapati Bhavan. I am glad that students and artistes will be able to take advantage of his talent. I congratulate him," he wrote.

Read his tweet here

Rawal, 65, who comes with years of experience in both cinema and theatre, told Press Trust of India he is looking forward to the assignment.

“It will be challenging but fun. I will do my best because this is a field I know very well,” he said.

Rawal, a former BJP MP, has been appointed for a period of four years, said Nitin Tripathi, advisor, media, Ministry of Culture.

The actor is known for his role in films such as Hera Pheri, Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge and OMG-Oh My God.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

Updated Date:

also read

Don 3 delayed further? Reports suggest Shah Rukh Khan 'not convinced' by script
Entertainment

Don 3 delayed further? Reports suggest Shah Rukh Khan 'not convinced' by script

Fans have been eagerly waiting for the third part of the Don franchise since the release of Don 2 in 2011.

Bollywood, please stop being gold diggers
Entertainment

Bollywood, please stop being gold diggers

These are not isolated cases of one or the other A-lister determined to milk every penny out of the producers. A majority of the actors behave this way.

Koffee With Karan 7: Varun Dhawan and Anil Kapoor's take on infidelity brings in a special show segment
Entertainment

Koffee With Karan 7: Varun Dhawan and Anil Kapoor's take on infidelity brings in a special show segment

The eleventh episode of Koffee With Karan Season 7 on Disney+ Hotstar sees Varun Dhawan and Anil Kapoor share marriage wisdom.