Bhandarkar to join society of Satyajit Ray’s institute

Mumbai, Jan 9 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has been nominated as society member of the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.

Bhandarkar, who is currently shooting his next film “Indu Sarkar”, has received the official letter in this regard from SRFTI, Kolkata. The institute was named after the legendary filmmaker, who gave hits like “Apur Sansar”, “Pather Panchali” and “Charulata”.

The institute offers post-graduate programmes in cinematic studies.

“I hope to take forward the legacy of the institute with whatever contribution that I can make as a member,” Bhandarkar said in a statement.

The filmmaker is known for making women-centric movies like “Chandni Bar”, “Page 3”, “Corporate” and “Fashion”.

He has also been honoured with Padma Shri — the fourth highest civilian award in India — for his contribution to Hindi cinema.