Deepika to Become the New Chairperson of MAMI Film Festival

So what is happening to Deepika Padukone? The fans are always eager to know. Well, the leading Bollywood diva is now following the footsteps of Kiran Rao, as she to become the new chairperson of MAMI film festival. Deepika is a talented actor, playing her roles to perfection on the screen. Now, let her fans see how she performs as a chairperson. According to an article published on, Deepika replaces Kiran Rao, as chairperson of the JIO MAMI film festival. Kiran stepped down because the filmmaker wanted to spend more time on a movie project. The MAMI board members held a meeting recently for the appointment of the new chairperson. Deepika walked away with the highest votes and finally offered the position.

Great honour for Deepika

The actor will now take the legacy onward, and she said in interviews, “It’s an absolute honour and a huge responsibility. I believe in MAMI’s vision, and we are committed to creating a community that cinema lovers and creators of a passionate film nation like ours truly deserve.”

What Kiran had to say?

Kiran Rao, the former chairperson of MAMI also shared her thoughts in an interview. She said that it was her pleasure to be a part of the MAMI team. She was delighted to serve the post responsibly, four years holding the position in the Academy. Kiran also told that she was happy for Deepika. She will welcome beautiful Deepika to take up the new position. Deepika was the most liked and loved actor in Bollywood. Padukone always supported the festival and was an integral part of the Board of Trustees. Kiran greatly admires Deepika’s work and philosophy.

Kiran believes that Deepika will do well and under her leadership, the Academy will grow powerful and stronger to serve the cinema lovers as well as the community. Kiran supports Deepika in all her endeavours and wishes her the very best.

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Anupama Chopra admires Deepika too

Besides Kiran Rao, Anupama Chopra said that she too likes Deepika’s work. Anupama is the festival director and doing her job very well. The director is keen to work with Deepika and eager to learn many things from the beautiful and talented actor. Anupama expressed her views on Twitter. She also thanked Kiran for her generosity, hard work, and faith in the industry.

The MAMI festival’s creative director, Smriti Kiran, also gave a warm welcome to Deepika, as she became the MAMI chairperson, after Kiran. Smriti said in a tweet, “Thank you for leading the way #Kiran! And a very warm welcome to #MAMI’s new Chairperson, the incredible @deepikapadukone!” Smriti is too excited to collaborate with Deepika and keep growing the academy to excellence.


What are your thoughts on Deepika’s becoming the new chairperson? How would you feel if your favourite actor acts and carries on with her duty as a chairperson with professionalism and excellence? Feel free to comment.

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