Govt should have an interim committee: Hansal Mehta On FTII Students Arrest

In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists — Priyanka Chaturvedi, National Spokesperson, Congress; Hansal Mehta, Director & Writer; Vinay Shukla, Filmmaker and Writer; Vikas Urs, Student, FTII; Satchith Paulose, General Secretary, Students’ Body, FTII; Dr Sambit Patra, National Spokesperson, BJP; Ashoke Pandit, Filmmaker and Social Activist; Ratan Sharda, Author & RSS Thinker; and Vivek Agnihotri, Director — discuss mounting tensions on the FTII campus, 5 students being arrested in a midnight swoop for rioting, drama over videos, and tapes released revealing complete chaos, and as to who’s lying and who’s not.

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Talking over the FTII controversy, Writer and director Hansal Mehta said that both the parties instead of talking are screaming at each other. “The real issue began with the appointment of five people with the governing council that did not have the requisite credentials to be on that governing council,” said Mehta Mehta further suggested that government should take some time out and have an interim committee. “Let the committee be headed by someone like Shyam Benegal who has been so logical in his defence of the government’s choice.” On the first debate of THE NEWSHOUR tonight, Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami and a panel consisting of Priyanka Chaturvedi, National Spokesperson, Congress, Hansal Mehta, Director & Writer, Vinay Shukla, Filmmaker and Writer (Gold Medalist in Direction, FTII), Vikas Urs, Student, FTII (Cinematography), Satchith Paulose, General Secretary, Students’ Body, FTII, Dr. Sambit Patra, National Spokesperson, BJP, Ashoke Pandit, Filmmaker and Social Activist, Ratan Sharda, Author & RSS Thinker, Vivek Agnihotri, Director, discussed the FTII drama over the videos released by the Director of the institute and the students.

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