Video: Priyanka Chopra's 'Ziddi Dil' in Mary Kom

The trailer of Priyanka Chopra starrer ‘Mary Kom’ had created quite a buzz after being released on YouTube. Now the makers have released the first song from the film. The song is titled ‘Ziddi Dil’.  It has been created by Shashi Suman and sung by Vishal Dadlani. Prashant Ingole has written the lyrics of the track. An accompanying video has been also released. The almost two and a half minute long video tries to depict Mary Kom’s journey from a small town girl to a world champion. The lyrics match the title and talk about facing the hardships in life and keep fighting. It reflects the struggle of Mary Kom and her never say die attitude.

Meanwhile in more good news for the film’s team, the film’s trailer has crossed two million views on YouTube. The fans were given thanks through the film’s official Twitter account. It said, “2 Million views it is... Thanks a lot to all the fans for loving the #MaryKomTrailer! @priyankachopra @MCMarykom”  The film’s co-producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali has said that while Priyanka does not resemble Mary Kom very much in appearance, she has managed to capture the essence of the character. Bhansali said to the media, “We wanted to tell Mary Kom`s story. Her life has everything. Drama, passion, valor, warmth, humour. Her story was waiting to be told on screen. I am honoured that we are doing it… Now that we`ve completed the film, it is impossible to imagine anyone but Priyanka playing Mary Kom. She has lived the role. She breathes life into every pore of the character. There are other very fine actors in the film, chosen because they suit the role”.

Bhansali also defended the decision to select Priyanka Chopra for the role. He said, “I don`t think the physical resemblance is as important as capturing the soul of the person that the actor is portraying. How much like Charlie Chaplin did Robert Downey Jr. look in `Chaplin`? Did Meryl Steep actually resemble Nora Ephron in `Heartburn`, or Robert De Niro...did he actually look like Al Capone in the `The Untouchables`? Or Van Kilmer in `The Doors`...did he actually look like Jim Morrison? No…It`s the core, the essence of the personality that matters. And Priyanka has captured the soul of Mary Kom.” 

Ajit Andhare, COO of the production house Viacom18 Motion Pictures, said, "This is already a historic film. Never earlier has a world champion in one arena (Priyanka Miss World 2000) portrayed world championship (five times world champion) in another arena on screen…The trailer is bull`s eye and the traction we are seeing on digital shows strong engagement. Two rounds won and the match is set up." The Omung Kumar directed film is releasing on 5th September.