Deepika Padukone steps down as MAMI Mumbai Film Festival chairperson

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Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone has a packed movie slate, starting with filmmaker Shakun Batra's upcoming narration play and Siddharth Anand's "Pathan", headlined by Shah Rukh Khan.

Mumbai: Actor Deepika Padukone connected Monday announced she has resigned arsenic the chairperson of Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival owing to her enactment commitments.

Padukone had replaced filmmaker Kiran Rao to go the chairperson of the festival successful 2019.

The histrion took to Instagram and wrote she decided to measurement down from the presumption arsenic she won't beryllium capable to springiness the festival "undivided focus."

"Being connected the committee of MAMI and serving arsenic Chairperson has been a profoundly enriching experience. As an creator it was invigorating to bring unneurotic cinema and endowment from each implicit the satellite to Mumbai, my 2nd home.

"I person travel to realise, however, that with my existent authorities of work, I volition beryllium incapable to springiness MAMI the undivided absorption and attraction it requires," Padukone said successful the note.

The 35-year-old histrion added that she was departing from MAMI knowing that the festival would beryllium successful "the champion hands possible".

Padukone has a packed movie slate, starting with filmmaker Shakun Batra's upcoming relationship-drama and Siddharth Anand's "Pathan", headlined by Shah Rukh Khan.

She would besides collaborate with "Baahubali" prima Prabhas for a multilingual sci-fi movie and squad up with Hrithik Roshan for the patriotic-action-drama "Fighter".

Last year, the organisers of Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival postponed its 22nd variation owed to the coronavirus pandemic.