A short-course in Screen Acting for 20 actors from Nepal came to a close at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune.
At the valedictory function, Certificates of Participation were presented to the visiting actors by Subhash Ghai, eminent film maker and FTII alumnus in the presence of Bhupendra Kainthola, Director, FTII; Benjamin Gilani, renowned actor, FTII alumnus & Head of Department Acting; Amit Tyagi, Dean (Films) and R N Pathak, Dean (TV).
In his address Subhash Ghai complimented FTII for widening its footprint by conducting this course. This was the first-ever initiative under which the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, had asked FTII to organise this 20-day course. During the course, the participants received rigorous training in acting through teaching of Rasa Theory, sense memory, improvisation, scene-work and lip sync playback. FTII specially designed the curriculum based on the needs and requirements of the participating actors and actresses. The course also entailed contemporary dance workshops and yoga classes.