The 2019 edition of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival was launched with the grand opening ceremony on Thursday night.
Chairperson Deepika Padukone was the showstopper at the opening ceremony of the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star. Deepika was accompanied by several prominent film industry personalities such as actor-director Konkona Sen Sharma, chef and filmmaker Vikas Khanna, actor Kalki Koechlin, filmmaker Hany Abu Assad, and others.
Deepika looked gorgeous in a light pink off shoulder gown as smiled for the cameras. She also kicked off the MAMI Movie Mela earlier this week and spoke about her career so far and the characters she has played.
The MAMI Mumbai Film Festival will run from October 17-24 across multiple venues in Mumbai. The eight-day festival boasts of over 190 films including over 50 debuts, 13 world premieres, spanning 53 countries and 49 diverse languages.
The opening film of the festival is Geetu Mohandas’ Moothon, starring Nivin Pauly, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jim Sarbh, and others. The closing film is Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar’s Saand Ki Aankh. Both films have been produced by Anurag Kashyap.