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Tom-AlterNoted actor Tom Alter has resigned from his post as head of the acting department in the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

Alter emailed his resignation, citing preoccupation with other commitments that prevented him from devoting time to the FTII assignment, FTII director Bhupendra Kainthola told PTI on Thursday.

He, however, said that resignation of the eminent actor had not been accepted by the FTII management so far.

“I am trying to persuade him to withdraw his resignation,” Kainthola added.

According to sources in the premiere institute which has witnessed unrest on the campus on various issues during the last one year, a strained relationship with the students also contributed to Alter’s decision to resign.