Actor Deepikaon Monday announced she has resigned as the chairperson of Jio Film Festival owing to her work commitments. had replaced filmmaker to become the chairperson of the festival in 2019. The actor took to and wrote she decided to step down from the position as she won’t be able to give the festival ”undivided focus.” ”Being on the board of and serving as has been a deeply enriching experience. As an artist it was invigorating to bring together cinema and talent from all over the world to , my second home.
”I have come to realise however, that with my current state of work, I will be unable to givethe undivided focus and attention it requires,” said in the note. The 35-year-old actor added that she was departing from knowing that the festival would be in ”the best hands possible”.
Padukone has a packed film slate, starting with filmmakerupcoming relationship-drama and ”Pathan”, headlined by Shah Rukh Khan. She would also collaborate with ”Baahubali” star Prabhas for a multilingual sci-fi film and team up with for the patriotic-action-drama ”Fighter”. Last year, the organisers of Jio Film Festival postponed its 22nd edition due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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