Actress Deepika Padukone has replaced director and founder, Kiran Rao as the new chairperson for MAMI.
At a recently held board meeting of the JIO MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star, the board made a unanimous decision to appoint Padukone as the new chairperson.
The festival, which is slated to take place in October this year has played a major role in supporting and portraying movie and documentaries for amateur and budding directors and actors.
Former chairperson, Rao has carved way for the Film Festival in the country but had to step down due to commitments. In a recent interview to a leading daily, she said “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 in this journey and wish her all the very best,”
Padukone has not only been a steupendous artist, but a global icon and a Gan-Next actress who’s paved her own way through strong content and story-telling prolific movies.
“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,” the actress was quoted saying to the daily.