TV Producer BP Singh Appointed FTII Chairman Following Anupam Kher Steps Down

DEHRADUN born Brijendra Pal Singh aka B.P. Singh, noted television serial producer, has been appointed Chairman of the Governing Council of the Pune based Film and Television Institute of India. Significantly, he is an alumnus of the same institute from 1970 to 1973 where he had specialised in cinematography and joined the Door Darshan .He succeeds noted versatile actor Anupam Kher who has stepped down due to his several pressing commitments. Singh owns the Fireworks Productions. He is the creator and director-producer of the Indian TV series C.I.D being telecast since January 1998 and stated to be the longest running TV series in India.Singh, was earlier elected the vice-chairman of the Governing Council at the first meeting of the new FTII Society on October 30. His tenure will be till March, 2020.Welcoming his appointment, director of FTII Pune, Bhupendra Kainthola, said “FTII welcomes the appointment of BP Singh. As former Chairperson of FTII Academic Council (2014-2017) and current Vice Chairman of FTII Governing Council, Singh is fully conversant with all issues of the Institute. It is his vision that launched FTII’s countrywide film education outreach initiative SKIFT (Skilling India in Film and Television) in May 2017 which saw nearly 120 short courses conducted in over 24 cities and towns across India.  FTII looks forward to his guidance and support.”BP Singh’s popular investigative drama CID holds the distinction for running for 21 unbroken years on Indian television, he added.


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