Talking to the hon’ble former Prime Minister of India Mr. V.P. Singh during his recent visit to the Noida Film City, Prof. Sandeep Marwah explained to him the pioneering work being done by the Asian Academy of Film & Television in the field of media education and training. Prof. Marwah also mentioned him that this institution has just completed seven years of its existence. The distinguished visitor was informed that this institution has established more than one world record and it has helped the nation avoid wasteful expenditure to the tune of thirty five crores. Prof. Sandeep Marwah submitted to the honourable former Prime Minister that institutions like Film Y Television Institute of India Pune, Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute Calcutta and Mass Communication Research Centre Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi being funded by the Central Government, are indeed white elephants and their contribution to nation building is debatable. Mr. V.P. Singh took keen interest in the education and training opportunity offered by this premier institution of its kind in the private sector and he complimented Prof. Sandeep Marwah and his team for rendering yeoman service to the nation. He was greatly impressed by the long list of most distinguished film & television professionals like former directors general of doordarshan, film stars like Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Satish Kaushik, and directors like Subhash Ghai, Vinay Shukla and Subhash Sagar and international film personalities like Gila Almagor of Isreal and Erma Fatima of Malaysia, associated with this institution. He was very happy to know about high success rate of AAFT alumni thus indicating the approval of the training being imparted at the academy, by the industry. Asian Academy of Film & Television has been continuously and successfully functioning since 1993 and has been attracting student from all parts of India as well as African, Asian & European countries as well as from the USA.