Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has recently replaced Kiran Rao as the chairperson of the annual Mumbai Film Festival.
The actress’ appointment came in after Kiran Rao stepped down as the chairperson of the film festival.
Deepika Padukone replaces Kiran Rao
Deepika while commenting on the same said to a daily newspaper, “It’s an absolute honour and a huge responsibility. I believe in MAMI’s vision & we are committed towards creating a community that cinema lovers & creators of a film-passionate nation like ours truly deserve.”
While Kiran Rao told the leading tabloid, “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 Padukone as the new Chairperson. Deepika has been a supporter of the festival and part of our Board of Trustees, and is a person whose ethos and work I greatly admire. I am sure that under her leadership the Academy will become stronger and more robust in serving the cinema community. I look forward to supporting her in this journey and wish her all the very best.”
On the work front, Deepika will commence shooting for Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak from the third week of March.