Byline By- Vinayak Heliwal
Actress Deepika Padukone has announced her departure from MAMI (Mumbai Academy of Moving Image ). The actress took to Instagram to share with her followers that she has decided to quit MAMI as its chairperson.
In a statement shared on her Instagram story today, the 35-year old actress mentioned that she has quit MAMI because she can’t give her full attention to the trust due to her work commitments.
She wrote, “Being on the board of MAMI and serving as Chairperson has been a deeply enriching experience. As an artist, it was invigorating to bring together cinema and talent from all over the world to Mumbai, my second home. I have come to realise, however, that with my current slate of work, I will be unable to give MAMI the undivided focus and attention it requires.”
She added, “I depart knowing that MAMI is in the best hands possible and that my bond and connection with the academy is one that will last a lifetime.”
Earlier Deepika had replaced filmmaker Kiran Rao as the chairperson in 2019. Deepika had called her appointment a huge responsibility.
“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,” she had said.
Deepika Padukone currently has made multiple projects in the pipeline. Her film 1983, directed by Kabir Khan and co-starring husband Ranveer Singh is up for release soon. she also stars in Shakun Batra’s domestic noir with Ananya Pandey and Siddhant Chaturvedi.
Deepika Padukone will also be seen opposite Hrithik Roshan in Siddharth Anand’s next film Fighter. She is currently working on Shahrukh khan starrer Pathan which also stars John Abraham in the lead role.
For the unversed, The Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI ) is a public trust that organizes the annual international film festival in Mumbai known as the Mumbai Film Festival.