Deepika Padukone has taken over as the chairperson of Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI). The Padmaavat actor has replaced filmmaker Kiran Rao who served MAMI for four years
Rao told Mumbai Mirror, “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.”
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.”
Besides Deepika Padukone, MAMI board of trustees counts Nita Ambani and her daughter Isha Ambani, filmmakers Karan Johar, Rohan Sippy, Vikramaditya Motwane and Zoya Akhtar among its members.
On the work front, Deepika Padukone’s last release was Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2018 film “Padmaavat.” The actress 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.