The 21st MAMI Film Festival gets its new Chairperson and we can’t wait to tell you!

Adding another feather to her cap; in the recently held meeting for the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival at Star, Deepika Padukone, has been unanimously been elected as the new chairperson of the festival, after former chairperson Kiran Rao stepped down from the position.

The 21st MAMI Film Festival gets its new Chairperson and we can’t wait to tell you! The 21st MAMI Film Festival gets its new Chairperson and we can’t wait to tell you! Source : press

It would not be wrong to say that today's most bankable actress of Bollywood; Deepika Padukone, is living her best life, both professionally and personally. Her last outing; Padmavat, was very well perceived by the audience's and critics alike.


Adding another feather to her cap; in the recently held meeting for the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival at Star, Deepika Padukone, has been unanimously been elected as the new chairperson of the festival, after former chairperson Kiran Rao stepped down from the position.


Rao; who is a well-acclaimed filmmaker, stepped down from the position citing her commitments to her upcoming film project. Kiran Rao had taken over the reins of the festival from ace filmmaker Shyam Benegal as chairperson in 2014.


Welcoming Deepika as the new chairperson; Kiran was quoted saying," 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."


She further said," 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."


When asked about her feeling on the appointment; an elated Deepika was quoted saying," It's an absolute honor and a huge responsibility. I believe in MAMI's vision & we are committed towards creating a community that cinema lovers & creators of a film-passionate nation like ours truly deserve." 


Meanwhile; Isha Ambani, who is a member of the Board of Trustees, MAMI, expressed her happiness saying," I am thrilled at Deepika's appointment as Chairperson for JIO MAMI. Her stellar achievements speak for themselves and at JIO we are confident that she will lend her brilliance to the JIO MAMI platform to continue taking the festival to newer heights."


Besides Isha Ambani; the MAMI's board of trustees includes talents like Nita Ambani, Farhan Akhtar, Kiran Rao, Anupama Chopra, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Kabir Khan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Riteish Deshmukh, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Vikramaditya Motwane, Rana Duggubati to name a few.



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