Priyanka to train hard for depicting Mary Kom

Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom is popularly known simply as Mary Kom. She is a boxer from the far away north eastern state of India, Manipur. She became an overnight sensation by winning the bronze medal in the London Olympics. Her story is that of grit and determination. She played a game which is not thought to be suitable for women, she didn’t get the facilities and opportunities she deserved, even no one in their wildest dream ever thought that she could win in an international event. She proved all of us wrong and went on to win at the biggest sports competition on the planet Earth. Had it been the story of a Bollywood movie it would have seemed farfetched. But, as they say, ‘truth is stranger than fiction’.

Bollywood didn’t waste time to announce that the story will be captured in celluloid. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is producing the film and speaking about it, he said, "It is an inspiring story that touched my heart. Not many films are based on biopics of living people, so this is a rare experiment. I am proud that I am part of this film."

Bhansali also added, "Even after achieving so much, she comes across as a simple and humble human being. Mary Kom is someone who every single person in India is very proud of. She has come a long way. It’s such a wonderful story of her life.” Omang Kumar is directing the film. It is his dream project and earlier he has worked as an art director for the movies ‘Saawariya’ and ‘Black’.

The desi girl Priyanka Chopra is playing the role of Mary Kom in the upcoming movie. Priyanka is no show piece; she has proved her acting prowess in movies such as ‘Barfi’, ‘Aitraaz’ and ‘7 Khoon Maaf’.

Understandably Priyanka is very excited about her new role and she has started training. It is heard that she is training under the watchful eyes of Sameer Johal. Earlier Sameer also trained Farhan for the movie ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’.

The famous sports action director Rob Miller is roped in to train piggy chops for the boxing ring sequences. He is the same person who worked his charm for ‘Chak De! India’. We sure hope that the upcoming movie repeats the success of ‘Chak De! India’. It is time India stood up for her sporting heroes other than cricket.