The Padmaavat actor has replaced filmmaker Kiran Rao who served MAMI for four years. / Image: Instagram
Post Deepika Padukone’s dreamy wedding with Ranveer Singh, her life is taking successful turns in the new year. Recent reports say that Deepika Padukone has been appointed as the new chairperson of MAMI (The Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image). The Padmaavat actor has replaced filmmaker Kiran Rao who served MAMI for four years.
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."
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Rao 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 on this journey and wish her all the very best,” she continued.
The Jio MAMI festival director Anupama Chopra shared the news on her Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon. In her post, Ms Chopra also congratulated Kiran Rao and wrote: "To new beginnings! Thank you Kiran for your faith and generosity and hard work. Excited to learn from and work with our new chairperson, the amazing Deepika Padukone."
On the work front, Deepika Padukone will next be seen in Meghna Gulzar's Chhapaak, co-starring Vikrant Massey, in which she will be seen playing the role of an acid attack survivor.