‘Mary Kom’ declares tax-free in Assam

Ahead of the release of the film, Priyanka Chopra starrer ‘Mary Kom’ has been declared tax-free in Assam. The Assam government today granted entertainment tax exemption to ‘Mary Kom’ as a mark of respect to the Olympic winner Mary Kom who is also the pride of Northeast.

"As the movie revolves around boxer Mary Kom, the pride of the northeast and the country, we have decided to exempt it from entertainment tax," Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said in a statement here.

Priynka who has put her heart and soul to the film said, "I started this film at the hardest point in my life, four days after my father passed away. All my grief, everything, I have shoved into this movie. Every single day of making this movie has been a challenge. A part of my soul has gone into it. I would go home, cry and tell my mother, 'I don't think I can do this' and be back on the sets next day," Priyanka told PTI in an interview here.

Directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, ‘Mary Kom’ narrates the hardship of the Olymic winner from Manipur. "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," she said.

Slated to release on September 5th, Priyanka says 'Mary Kom' deserves to be promoted aggressively unlike any big budget movies.

"The film needs aggressive promotion because it's not some big budget 'masala' film. I want people to watch it because I know they will be inspired by it. It is a story of how a young woman fights all odds to become India's face in the boxing circuit worldwide. It is entertaining too because Mary is a fun person, who celebrates life to the fullest," she said.