Deepika Padukone has decided to resign from the post of chairperson of the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI).
The actress took the post from Aamir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao in 2019 and in a statement referred to her “slate of work” as to why she took the step.
Describing the experience as ‘prosperous’, Deepika said that her bond with Mam ‘will last a lifetime’.
She took to her social media platforms on Monday to share the news.
“Being on the board of MAMI and serving as chairperson has been a deeply enriching experience. As an artist, it was my second home, bringing together cinema and talent from around the world.
I have realized, however, that with the current slate of my work, I will be unable to give undivided attention to MAMI and the attention required for it. I departed knowing that MAMI is in the best of hands and that my bond and relationship with the academy is one that will last a lifetime.
On the professional front, Deepika will next appear on the big screen with legendary Indian cricketer Kapil Dev’s biopic ’83’ alongside Ranbir Singh. The actress played Kapil’s wife Romi in the film.
Apart from this, she is currently shooting for Shakun Batra’s Untitled Project which also stars Ananya Pandey and Siddhant Chaturvedi.
Deepika recently announced the official Hindi remake of the Hollywood flick The Intern in which she will share the screen with Amitabh Bachchan.