Sanjay Leela Bhansali to make film on Mary Kom’s life


H Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, also known to us as Mary Kom, is set to get a film done on her life. The film will be produced by none other than Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Life for women is tough in India. More so for a women sportsperson who has donned the boxing gloves. Coming from a small village in Manipur, Mary’s hardship, struggles and perseverance has made her into a Legend. It got culminated with the bronze medal in women’s 51 kg boxing flyweight category at the 2012 London Olympics.

The script for the movie was penned down well before Mary left for London.  Sanjay’s art director Omung Kumar was at the helm of it and approached the director only after doing a thorough research on the subject. Omung would also be directing the movie.

As Bhansali had said, "Omung brought the script to me a month before the Olympics. Mary Kom has made India proud. I was moved by her story. She is a mother of two, has been through so many struggles, has tremendous spirit and a sense of living and dignity and is now a World Champion. She has what it takes to make a great champion. An Indian woman boxer is rare. It will be an exciting film to produce and I am very happy to do it."

He hasn’t meet Mary yet and is scheduled to meet her on August 23rd in Mumbai. It is being said that Mary would also act herself in this biopic.

After four successive gold medals at the world championship in the 45 kg flyweight category, the international boxing association accredited her with the title ‘Magnificent Mary’. Though Mary took a sabbatical from the game, she came back in 2010 to win another gold medal in the world championship. She also became the face of AIBA to introduce boxing at the Olympics. In London Olympics her weight category was not included, hence she moved to 51 kg category, where she had to fight stronger, taller boxers who had better reach than her. But the diminutive lady did not give up and went on to win the bronze medal after winning the quarterfinal against a Tunisian boxer.

The movie would sure be a fitting tribute to the magnificent lady. The movie buffs would be waiting anxiously for catching the movie on the silver screen.


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