Deepika Padukone takes over as MAMI Chairperson, replaces filmmaker Kiran Rao

Kiran reportedly stepped down to focus on her other projects.

author_img HP Published :  31st January 2019 03:49 PM   |   Published :   |  31st January 2019 03:49 PM

Deepika Padukone

Actor Deepika Padukone has been appointed as the new chairperson of the Jio MAMI (Mumbai Academy of Moving Image) Mumbai Film Festival, replacing filmmaker Kiran Rao.

The Padmaavat actress reportedly said, “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.”

Kiran reportedly stepped down to focus on her other projects, and Deepika took up the offer. The other board of trustees includes Nita Ambani and her daughter Isha Ambani, filmmakers Karan Johar, Rohan Sippy, Vikramaditya Motwane and Zoya Akhtar, among its members.

On the professional front, Deepika will next be seen in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak, co-starring Vikrant Massey, where she will play the role of an acid attack survivor.