Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, ‘Mary Kom’ is a sports biopic based on the life boxing Olympic champion, M C Mary Kom. Priyanka Chopra has gone completely de-glam for the role, undergoing rigorous physical training. The actress reportedly acquired bruises on her face while filming and also learnt Manipuri to get into the skin of the character.
Directed by debutante Omung Kumar, ‘Mary Kom’ promises to be an inspiring watch, telling the tale of Mary Kom’s impressive boxing career along with handling a successful marriage and children of her own.
Priyanka Chopra has her hopes pinned onto this big release. “The film is special to me. I am not good with dealing failures and I am not prepared to face it with this film especially because it is too close to my heart. It has inspired me personally and I want it to do well,” said the actress.
The film, which also stars Sunil Thapa, Darshan Kumar and Rajni Basumatary, Danny Denzongpa among others, will also provide a peek into the beauty and serenity of Northeast India.In addition, states including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Assam announced exemption of entertainment tax on ‘Mary Kom’, making it light on the pocket.