New Delhi: Actress Deepika Padukon played the President of Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI) in 2019. However, on Monday, Deepika announced on Instagram that she has decided to step down from the post. Deepika wrote on Instagram, “It has been a deeply enriching experience being on the board of MAMI and serving as chairperson. As an artiste, it was inspiring cinema and talent from across the world to bring me to Mumbai, my second home. “
However, I have realized that with my current work of work, I am unable to pay attention to the workload of MAMI. I resigned from the post knowing that MAMI is in the best hands and that I will have a relationship with the Academy throughout my life.
In her opening statement in 2019, Deepika had said, Cinema has the power to make us less alone when we are. In an era of digital streaming and social media that is slowly but surely alienating us, the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI) binds us to boundaries, barriers, and most importantly, without any fear. As an artist who truly believes in the power of cinema, I say we need it more than ever.
Deepika has many films in Bollywood. She will next be seen in Kabir Khan’s ’83 with Ranveer Singh. She is also shooting for Shakun Batra’s next film opposite Ananya Pandey and Siddharth Chaturvedi. Siddharth Anand’s ‘Pathan’ with Shah Rukh Khan and a film with Amitabh Bachchan are also in the pipeline.