Deepika Padukone is not just winning hearts with her back to back stellar performances in Bollywood films but the actress is on a road to success in every sphere of her life. The latest buzz around her says that the actress has been appointed as the New Chairperson of MAMI aka The Mumbai Academy of Moving Picturesreplacing Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao.
Talking about handling the position as MAMI Chairperson, 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." According to the Mumbai Mirror report, former chairperson Kiran Rao stepped down from the position in order to focus on a film project. Kiran Rao has been working as MAMI Chairperson for years and said that it was a "privilege and a pleasure" to work as part of the core team of MAMI. "I am delighted to welcome one of India's most loved film stars, Deepika Padukone as the new Chairperson," stated the Mumbai Mirror report.
Anupama Chopra, filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s wife and the Jio MAMI festival director, took to Twitter to share the news with the cinephiles on Wednesday afternoon. Anupama Chopra congratulated Kiran Rao in her post and welcomed Deepika Padukone saying, "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." Smriti Kiran, the creative director for the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival also welcomed the actress on board and tweeted, "The baton passes from one incredible woman to the next. Thank you Kiran Rao for everything. Thrilled to welcome MAMI's passionate and committed new Chairperson Deepika Padukone. Very excited to work with you to keep building the Academy!"
Thank you for leading the way #Kiran! And a very warm welcome to #MAMI’s new Chairperson, the incredible @deepikapadukone ! Excited and happy to work with you to keep building the Academy! #NewBeginnings #JioMAMIwithStar @MumbaiFilmFest pic.twitter.com/hOa3KQ5Qkt— smriti kiran (@smritikiran) January 30, 2019
Other than Deepika Padukone, the MAMI board of members include Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Vikramaditya Motwani, Nita Ambani and her daughter Isha Ambani. On the professional front, Deepika Padukone was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat last year. She will be next seen in Meghna Gulzar directorial Chhapaak which also stars Vikrant Massey.
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