A statement released by the ministry said that Arora met a delegation comprising Dharam Gulati and Rajiv Kamal, both alumnus of FTII and current Film and Television professionals (collectively known as GraFTII) yesterday.

During this meeting the issue of making the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) as the Institute of National Importance and other related issues were discussed, the statement said.

Arora has earlier also held discussions with FTII students in the past, who have been protesting the appointment of actor Gajendra Chauhan as the institute's head.

Ministry officials said they were keen that all issues are resolved and the Institute scales greater heights.

They cited the three recent appointments to the FTII society - Satish Shah, Bhawana Somaaya and B P Singh and pointed out that they are eminent names, with formidable artistic credentials.

This is in line with the ministry's positive approach towards this important institution, officials said.

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