In a sudden turn of events actress Deepika Padukone has stepped down from her position as MAMI (Mumbai Academy of Moving Image) chairperson. The actress took to Instagram to release a statement about the same. Deepika quoted a lack of time as the primary reason behind her decision.
In the note Deepika writes, “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.
She concluded writing, “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 took the place of filmmaker Kiran Rao as the MAMI 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.