Deepika Padukone appointed new chairperson of MAMI film festival, replaces Kiran Rao

Deepika Padukone has been appointed as the new chairperson of the MAMI film festival, (Mumbai Academy of Moving Image) after replacing Kiran Rao has chaired the festival for four years.

Over the years, Deepika Padukone has emerged as one of Bollywood’s most bankable actresses, and her films like Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat have just cemented her position in the film industry. Last year, Deepika made it to the top five of Forbes India’s 2018 list of richest Indians, becoming the first woman to do so. And now, she has another feather in her cap.

Deepika has just been appointed as the new chairperson of the MAMI film festival, (Mumbai Academy of Moving Image) after replacing Kiran Rao, who chaired the festival for four years.

Deepika expressed her happiness to a daily, “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 filmpassionate nation like ours truly deserve.”

Kiran Rao also said that she was looking forward to supporting Deepika in her new journey. “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 as the new Chairperson.”

Deepika had a golden 2018. While her film Padmaavat crossed Rs 300 crore at the box office, she witnessed some new changes in her personal life as well. She married Ranveer Singh in an extravagant wedding ceremony on November 14 and 15 at Lake Como, Italy.

[“source-indiatoday”]