Deepika Padukone Resigns As MAMI Chairperson, Says Her “Slate Of Work” As The Reason

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Deepika Padukone resigns as MAMI chairperson: Actor Deepika Padukone has decided to quit as the chairperson of Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI), a position she took over in 2019 replacing filmmaker Kiran Rao. The actor stated that her “slate of work” was the reason for her departure from the role in a social media post.

Calling the experience as ‘enriching”, Padukone added that her bond with MAMI “will last a lifetime”.

Deepika Padukone resigns as MAMI chairperson

On Monday, the actor took to her Instagram Stories and wrote, “Being on the board of MAMI and serving as chairperson has been a deeply enriching experience. As an artist, it was invigorating to bring together cinema and talent from all over the world to Mumbai, my second home.”

The actor has decided to step down from the position because she says she will be “unable to give MAMI the undivided focus and attention it requires.” In her statement, the Padmavat actor revealed that she has decided to “depart” from the duties “knowing that MAMI is in the best hands possible”.

Back in 2019, Padukone had replaced filmmaker Kiran Rao as the film festival’s chairperson. During her opening statement. “Cinema has the power to make us less lonely when we are. In the age of digital streaming and social media that is slowly but surely is isolating us, the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI) binds us without boundaries, inhibitions and most importantly without fear,” said Padukone, adding that as an artiste who truly believes in the power of cinema, she thought the industry needed this more than ever before.

On the work front, Padukone will soon appear in the film 83 alongside her husband Ranveer Singh. While Singh will essay the role of former cricketer Kapil Dev in the Kabir Khan directorial, which chronicles India’s iconic 1983 World Cup triumph, Padukone will play the role of Dev’s wife. Other films that Padukone is working on include Baiju Bawra, Fighter, Sanki, Pathan, and Indian adaptation of Nancy Meyers’s 2015 hit Hollywood film The Intern.

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