Deepika Padukone resigns as a MAMI chairperson for THIS reason
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Deepika Padukone, who was elected as the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival’s chairperson in 2019, has resigned from the position. She had replaced Kiran Rao who stepped out to focus on other projects. Deepika Padukone announced on social media that she will no longer be a part of the MAMI board and has resigned as chairperson of the film festival. 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.”

Deepika Padukone added, “I have come to realise however, that with my current state of work, I will be unable to give MAMI the undivided focus and attention it requires”. She also mentioned that while she is stepping down she knows and believes MAMI is in the best hands possible and her bond with the festival will remain forever. While being appointed as the chairperson, Deepika had said that it was an honour and a huge responsibility to be a part of the board. Deepika was on a sabbatical from work in the last two years and has a great lineup for the next two years now.

Deepika Padukone will soon begin shooting for Pathan which co-stars her with Shah Rukh Khan. The film will also star John Abraham as the villain and will see Salman Khan play a cameo. She also has Shakun Batra’s next untitled in her kitty which co-stars her with Ananya Pandey, Siddhant Chaturvedi. The film was majorly shot in Goa amid the pandemic. Deepika recently announced The Intern remake which marks her return with Amitabh Bachchan. The movie will be co-produced by Deepika herself. The film is one of the most anticipated ones. Also has Fighter with Hrithik Roshan in the pipeline.

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