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The arrest of five students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) sparked a controversy in the B-town. The celebrities Shekhar Kapur, Rajat Kapoor, Hansal Mehta and Resul Pookutty criticized the arrest and twitted.
Filmmaker Shekhar took to Twitter and wrote, "There was a time #FTII was considered one of the best film schools in Asia and produced some brilliant talent. What happened?"
Oscar-winning sound engineer Pookutty said, "Police arrive in the middle of the night at #FTII, arrest 40 students. So are they really anti nationals?! Or are Police implementing orders." "It’s shocking that the government cannot find the right person with the right vision for FTII- they'd rather let it develop into this mess! " the "Aankhon Dekhi" director Rajat tweeted.
Similarly, Music composer Vishal Dadlani said, "Never seen a government fall so low, so quick. Family-packs of lies being sold as achievements, while freedom is crushed daily. #JaiHind #FTII."
Rahul Gandhi also took a jibe at Modi government and said: "FTII has become a symbol of what is happening to educational institutions across the country. India's youth depends on these institutions to shape their future. But BJP and RSS are destroying them. This is an important concern for the entire nation. And FTII is a become a symbol of it."