Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone who has proved herself to be one of the most bankable stars in the industry in recent years added one more feather to her cap as she has been appointed as the new chairperson of the MAMI Film Festival. The actress superseded producer Kiran Rao who has chaired the academy for the past four years. The institution took to their official Twitter handle and confirmed the news on Wednesday, January 30.
In the post, they stated, "2019 has brought with it a new leader for us! The baton passes from one incredible woman to the next. Thank you #KiranRao for everything. Thrilled to welcome our very passionate and committed new Chairperson Deepika Padukone #NewBeginnings #JioMAMIwithStar"
As per media reports, the former chairperson Kiran welcomed Deepika and said that after serving as a Chairperson of the Academy for four years, she is delighted to welcome one of India's most loved film stars for the role.
Deepika also talked about her accomplishments and said that it is an honour and a huge responsibility. She said she agrees to MAMI's vision and we are committed to creating a community that cinema lovers and creators of a film passionate nation like ours truly deserve.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Deepika Padukone is all set to star in Meghan Gulzar's upcoming venture 'Chhapaak'. The film narrates the story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, who has endured the violence in 2015 while she was waiting at a bus stop in Delhi. The actress will be playing the lead in the film and will be featured opposite 'Half Girlfriend' actor Vikrant Massey.
Deepika who is debuting as a producer with the project, announced the making of the film on December 24, last year. The actress took to Twitter and described the project as, "A story of trauma and triumph. And the unquashable human spirit. Elated to collaborate with Fox Star Studios on #Chhapaak @meghnagulzar @masseysahib @foxstarhindi"
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