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Here’s What Deepika Padukone Has To Say On Becoming Chairperson Of MAMI Film Festival

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| January 30 , 2019 , 13:16 IST

The past year had been quite eventful for Deepika Padukone on both personal and professional level. The actress who is currently enjoying marital bliss has been appointed as the new chairperson of MAMI Film Festival.

The unanimous decision was taken during a board meeting of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival held recently.

Her notable evolution into a credible actor, her connect with the audience across the globe, especially with youth, and her incredible work to create awareness about mental health in the country played a crucial role in this decision. 

Deepika, who will now take forward the legacy of MAMI, told the media, "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 film passionate nation like ours truly deserve."

Former chairperson of the festival, Kiran Rao who quit from the position as she wanted to focus on a film project also shared her thoughts with the audience.

She said "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.

Kiran further added that Deepika has been a supporter of the festival and part of our Board of Trustees and is a person whose ethics and work I greatly admire.

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While the 20th edition of the film festival was a huge success with the choicest of films being screened and applauded by movie lovers, the 21st edition is expected to be bigger, better and brighter.

Film lovers and critics can save the dates for the festival, which will take place from October 17-24, 2019.

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