Speaking of her association with the academy, Deepika Padukone told Mumbai Mirror, “It’s an absolute honour and a huge responsibility. I believe in MAMI’s vision and we are committed towards creating a community that cinema lovers and creators of a film passionate nation like ours truly deserve.”
MAMI’s former chairperson Kiran Rao stepped down from the position in order to focus on a film project. The Dhobi Ghat director said that it was a “privilege and a pleasure” to work as part of the core team of MAMI. “I am delighted to welcome one of India’s most loved film stars, Deepika Padukone as the new Chairperson,” stated the Mumbai Mirror report.
The Jio MAMI festival director Anupama Chopra shared the news on her Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon.
Smriti Kiran, the creative director for festival also welcomed the Padmaavat actress on board and shared the news on her Twitter account.
Thank you for leading the way #Kiran! And a very warm welcome to #MAMI’s new Chairperson, the incredible @deepikapadukone ! Excited and happy to work with you to keep building the Academy! #NewBeginnings #JioMAMIwithStar @MumbaiFilmFest pic.twitter.com/hOa3KQ5Qkt— smriti kiran (@smritikiran) January 30, 2019
Apart from Deepika Padukone MAMI board of trustees counts Nita Ambani,Isha Ambani, Karan Johar, Rohan Sippy, Vikramaditya Motwane, and Zoya Akhtar.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Deepika’s last film was 2018 release Padmaavat and the star will next be seen in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak, co-starring Vikrant Massey.