Special Correspondent

CHANDIGARH: Bollywood actor Anupam Kher and the Chandigarh Administration on Wednesday entered into an agreement for setting up and running a premier Acting Institute here. Society for Tourism and Entertainment Promotion in Chandigarh (STEPS) under the aegis of the Department of Tourism, Chandigarh Administration, and Actor Prepares, an organisation set up by Mr. Kher, signed the Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of Chandigarh Acting Institute.

Director Tourism and STEPS Chief Executive Officer Vivek Atray said the Administration was promoting Chandigarh and its neighbouring areas as a destination for filmmaking. Mr. Kher had already set up such an institute at Mumbai, he added. The Institute will be located on the premises of the Central Crafts Institute in Sector 11 here. Acting courses will be of one year and six months duration.