Mary Kom to open the Toronto International Film Festival 2014

Priyanka Chopra-starrer Mary Kom will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014 on September 4

Written by Screen Correspondent | Mumbai | Published:August 1, 2014 1:00 am
A still from Mary Kom A still from Mary Kom

Priyanka Chopra-starrer Mary Kom will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014 on September 4. It will also be the opening film of the festival to be held from September 4 to 14. Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film is directed by debutant director Omung Kumar.
Mary Kom is based on the true story of Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, India’s first female boxer who stood her ground against all odds and won the bronze medal at the Olympics in 2012. The film will hit theaters worldwide on September 5, 2014.

 

Grazing Goat Pictures to cast for its next soon

The production house’s next venture, Singh Is Bling is already on the floors with Akshay Kumar in lead, though the next may be without him

By Priyanka Bhadani

Actor Akshay Kumar’s production house, Grazing Goats Pictures that has earlier produced movies like Fugly would soon start casting for its next. “We have already finalised a script that is a very nice story,” says Ashvini Yardi, co-founder of Grazing Goat Pictures. Not ready to divulge further details, Yardi said that the casting for the film would begin soon, probably in the beginning of August.
When quizzed, if Akshay would be a part of the cast, she remarks, “I am not sure if he would be able to take out time for this one since he is booked till next year. He has Singh Is Bling , a TV show, besides few other projects. We would probably go ahead with other actors for this project.”
The company’s next venture, Singh Is Bling that is being directed by Prabhu Dheva and stars Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon in the lead roles, is already on the floors.

 

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