Bollywood filmmakers Farhan Akhtar and Subhash Ghai have said that the issues of the students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) must be addressed.
"It's important to arrive at a conclusion because FTII is a reputed institute since years. We want students to study happily which is very important. It's important that their concerns be addressed," said Farhan.
Farhan also visited Mr Ghai's Whistling Woods International Film School on Friday to deliver a lecture.
"FTII is my mother institute and I've seen it growing. It has given the best talent and you feel pained when you see such failures in an institute like this," said Mr Ghai, who is an FTII alumnus.
"It's important for the students to be happy, particularly since they're a creative community. They're thinkers and ideators. It's very important for us to look at them with a different perspective than any ordinary college or institution," added Mr Ghai.
FTII students have been protesting against the appointment of BJP member and actor Gajendra Chauhan as the chairman of the institution. They said that Mr Chauhan lacked credentials for the post of the chairman and that his appointment was politically-motivated.
On September 10, three students of FTII launched a hunger strike and appealed to the government to come up with a solution. (Also Read: Supreme Court Declines to Hear Plea on FTII Protests)
On September 12, the students' strike completed 93 days.