"MAMI is India's leading film festival and I am proud to be on its board. It's a wonderful space to discover and nurture fresh talent, build audiences and interact with other talents from across the world," Deepika said.

Last year, the Mumbai Film Festival faced a lot of hurdles to gather funds. Many prominent personalities had donated substantial amounts for staging the event.

Along with Chairperson Kiran Rao and festival director, Anupama Chopra, other members of the new board of trustees are Vikramaditya Motwane, Riteish Deshmukh, Anand Mahindra, Chairman and MD, Mahindra Group, Ajay Bijli, Chairman and MD, PVR Pvt Ltd and Siddharth Roy Kapur, MD, Disney.

The 17th Mumbai Film Festival will be held here from October 29 to November 5.



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