Actress Deepika Padukone has announced her departure from MAMI (Mumbai Academy of Moving Image). She took to Instagram to share with her followers that she has decided to quit as its president.
Deepika wrote in her note, being on the board of MAMI and serving as chairperson has been a deeply enriching experience. As an artiste it was inspiring cinema and talent from all over the world to bring them together in Mumbai, my second home.
However, I have realized that with my current slate of work, I am unable to give undivided attention to Mami and the attention required for it.
I know that Mami is in the best of hands and that my bond and relationship with the Academy is a life that will last a lifetime.
Deepika was appointed MAMI chairperson in 2019, replacing filmmaker Kiran Rao. Deepika described her appointment as a big responsibility. This is an absolute honor and a huge responsibility. I believe that in Mammy’s vision, we are committed to creating a community that is truly entitled to cinema lovers and creators of a film-loving country like ours.
Deepika currently has several projects in the pipeline. Directed by Kabir Khan and directed by husband Ranveer Singh, his film 83 is set to release soon. She also starred in Shakun Batra’s domestic noir alongside Ananya Pandey and Siddhant Chaturvedi.
The actor is working on Pathan alongside Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham. He will also play a role in his first film opposite Hrithik Roshan, titled Fighter and an upcoming film with Prabhas.
Recently Deepika welcomed Amitabh Bachchan in The Intern. The film is a Hollywood remake of Nancy Mayer, made by the same name. The original starred Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. The film was earlier to star Rishi Kapoor, but Amitabh joined the project after Rishi’s death last year.