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Nandita Das new head of Children's Film Society

entertainment Updated: Jul 31, 2009 20:16 IST

Actress-director Nandita Das has been appointed the new chairperson of the Children's Films Society of India (CFSI).

"The tenure of her appointment ... shall be for a period of three years or until further orders, whichever is earlier," read an official statement.

Earlier, the post was held by actress-social activist Nafisa Ali. It fell vacant when she resigned to contest the Lok Sabha election from Lucknow on Samajwadi Party ticket this year.

Nandita, who is best known for her performances in Deepa Mehta's Fire and Earth, is the daughter of celebrated Indian painter Jatin Das.

The 39-year-old recently donned the directors's hat for Firaaq.