After delivering a splendid performance as Rani Padmavati in Padmaavat and tying the knot to longtime beau Ranveer Singh, 2019 seems equally special for Deepika Padukone. Deepika has taken over as the chairperson of Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI). The actress has replaced filmmaker Kiran Rao who served MAMI as its chairperson for four years.
Rao told a leading daily,
“It has been my privilege and pleasure to work as part of the core team of MAMI, and after four years as Chairperson of the Academy, I am delighted to welcome one of India’s most loved film stars, Deepika Padukone as the new Chairperson.”
“Deepika has been a supporter of the festival and part of our Board of Trustees and is a person whose ethos and work I greatly admire. I am sure that under her leadership the Academy will become stronger and more robust in serving the cinema community. I look forward to supporting her on this journey and wish her all the very best,”
Deepika Padukone was given the position at the recently held board meeting of Jio MAMI film festival. Here’s what she said,
“It’s an absolute honour and a huge responsibility. I believe in MAMI’s vision and we are committed to creating a community that cinema lovers and creators of a film passionate nation like ours truly deserve.”
Jio Mami took to Insta and shared the news:
On the work front, Deepika Padukone is working in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak co-starring Vikrant Massey.