Actor Deepika Padukone has been serving as the chairperson of Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI) for quite some time now. However, Padukone has now announced that she has decided to ‘depart’ from the duties of being a chairperson, citing that she won’t be able to give her ‘undivided focus and attention’ due to her ‘current slate of work’. She recently took to her Instagram stories to announce the same by sharing an official statement of her stepping down from the duties.
Deepika wrote in her note, “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. 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.” Deepika had replaced filmmaker Kiran Rao as the MAMI chairperson in 2019 and now it is to be seen who takes over the responsibilities after her departure.
Meanwhile, work-wise, Deepika Padukone will be starring in an action film, Pathan with Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham, Fighter with Hrithik Roshan. Next is Nag Ashwin’s multilingual film with Prabhas and a remake of Anne Hathaway’s movie The Intern is also in the making with Amitabh Bachchan.
That’s not it, in an interview, Deepika said to be essaying the role of Draupadi in Mahabharata. Moreover, her ’83 is yet to release on the big screen which is expected to release this year. ALSO READ: Deepika Padukone Shares A Cute Childhood Pic As Weekend Treat; Says 'Indiranagar Ki Gundi Hoon Main'
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