Versatile Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal has been appointed as the new Chairperson of National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi. The major major announcement was made by Prahlad Singh Patel, the Minister of Culture through a post on Twitter.
In his twitter post, he said, “Eminent thespian Paresh Rawal has been assigned the position of the Chairman at the National School of Drama by Rashtrapati Bhavan. I am delighted that student and artists will be able to benefit from his talent. Hearty congratulations.”
प्रख्यात कलाकार मा @SirPareshRawal जी को महामहिम @rashtrapatibhvn द्वारा @nsd_india का अध्यक्ष नियुक्त किया है।उनकी प्रतिभा का लाभ देश के कलाकारों एवं छात्रों को मिलेगा ।हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ @PMOIndia @JPNadda @incredibleindia @tourismgoi @MinOfCultureGoI @BJP4India @BJP4MP pic.twitter.com/ONdM2sB3g0
— Prahlad Singh Patel (@prahladspatel) September 10, 2020
Prior to this, the chairperson for NSD post had been vacant since 2017.
The actor after the announcement mentioned that though this new responsibility appears challenging it will also be fun. He shall do his best as he is experienced in the field.
The official twitter handle of National School of Drama also tweeted regarding this honour. The organisation mentioned that the recent development will help it reaching new heights.
We are glad to inform " Hon’ble President of India @rashtrapatibhvn has appointed renowned actor & Padma Shri @sirpareshrawal as chairman of @nsd_india."NSD family welcome the legend to shower his guidance to NSD for achieving new heights.@prahladspatel @MinOfCultureGoI
— National School of Drama (@nsd_india) September 10, 2020
On the cinematic front, the actor will soon seen in films like Coolie No. 1, Hungama 2, Toofan and so on. The shoot/release of these films has been delayed due to the social distancing norms amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.