After Kiran Rao, Deepika Padukone becomes the 21st MAMI chairperson


 At the recently held JIO Film Festival with Star, actress Deepika Padukone was unanimously voted as the new Chairperson of MAMI. Being credible in her acting career, having a good connection with the audience including the youth population and making constant efforts to create awareness for the mental health have become some of the vital reasons for her success and the decision. Actor and producer, Deepika Padukone, has never failed to showcase her talent and hard work. The board hopes that the festival will continue to flourish and evolve in all the positive terms under her leadership.

Earlier, Kiran Rao was the honourable chairperson of MAMI. She stepped down from her position due to current busy schedules for an upcoming film project. 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.”

The Board of Trustees at MAMI Isha Ambani expressed her happiness for the same saying, “I am thrilled at Deepika’s appointment as Chairperson for Jio MAMI. Her stellar achievements speak for themselves and at Jio we’re confident that she will lend her brilliance to the Jio MAMI platform to continue taking the festival to newer heights.”

The new chairperson of Mami, Deepika Padukone, took up the challenge and shared her bliss saying “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.”

On a relatable note, the 21st Jio MAMI Mumbai Festival will take place from October 17-21 this year. Deepika will be seen playing the lead role in Meghna Gulzar’s forthcoming movie named Chhapaak.

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