Deepika Padukone had taken over the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) reins as a chairperson in 2019. She had replaced Kiran Rao, who was heading the cultural board at the time. The ‘83’ actress has now decided to step down due to her busy schedule. Confirming her resignation, Deepika says, “Being on the board of MAMI and serving as chairperson has been a deeply enriching experience. As an artiste, it was invigorating to bring together cinema and talent from all over the world to Mumbai, my second home. I have come to realise, however, that with my current slate of work, I will be unable to give MAMI the undivided focus and attention it requires. I depart knowing that MAMI is in the best hands possible and that my bond and connection with the academy is one that will last a lifetime.” As for her ‘slate of work’, Deepika has an untitled Shakun Batra film, ‘Pathan’ and ‘The Intern’ remake apart from ‘83’. Deepika’s successor at MAMI has yet to be announced.