Odisha Filmmaker Himansu Khatua Assumes Charge As Director Of SRFTI In Kolkata

Bhubaneswar: Noted filmmaker Himansu Sekhar Khatua took charge as Director of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) in Kolkata on Thursday.

Speaking to media person after being welcomed by the staff of SRFTI on assuming the charge, Himanshu said, “The institute is dedicated to the development of film culture. Creating new talent will be my top priority.” He would try to make the the institute more people-oriented, he added.

Registrar of SRFTI Dr Sushrut Sharma, Dean Ashoke Viswanathan, Administrative Officer Sudhin Banerjee, Arpita Gupta Kundu, and Biraja Prasanna Kar were present in the welcome event.

Himansu was appointed as the Director of SRFTI in June after the approval of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).

The filmmaker is known for his national award-winning movies Sunya Swaroop (1996) and Kathantara, which were adjudged the best feature film in Odia in 2019 and 2005 respectively. He is currently working on ace sprinter Dutee Chand’s biopic.

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