Mary Kom to appear in animated avatar as a female superhero

Olympic medallist M.C. Mary Kom has entered into a pact with a production company that will create an animation series on India’s first girl superhero titled ‘Mary Kom Jr’, in which the champion boxer will be seen in her animated avatar.

Mary, who signed a licensing deal with ScreenYug Creations Pvt Ltd for the series, feels it would be an interesting way to motivate the girl child.

“I think it is time to take more responsibility for the girl child. I want girls to be confident, strong,” said the 32-year-old boxer.

According to Mary, the animation series will bring in a flavour of self-defence, which is very relevant in today’s times. “Parents are usually not keen on fighting games for their girl child but with all the crime going around, their eyes are now open and this will help,” said the mother of three kids.

Producer Ashish S Kulkarni, who has to his credit popular animation series like ‘Little Krishna’, ‘Shaktimaan’, ‘Krishna Aur Kans’ among others, said India’s first girl superhero animated series will be based on the country’s own super sportstar Mary Kom.

“While we have a Manipuri tinge by capturing the fiction life of a young Mary Kom while in school, we will have other characters with a more neutral tone in order to appeal to the global audience,” Ashish added.

The licensing agreement will entitle the boxer to get royalties from the global sales of animation series, any merchandise, story books, e-books, games, comics, on line distribution etc in the future.

The television series will be co-produced by ScreenYug and Aditya Horizons, publishers of digital magazines, according to an agency report.