Sanjay Leela Bhansali says: Priyanka has captured the soul of Mary Kom

Priyanka Chopra is all set to play the action packed role of ‘Mary Kom’ in her forthcoming film with the same title. Mary Kom is a biopic on the life of a champion boxer who made us proud at the Olympics several times. This film is set to capture the story of her journey to success and the struggles she had to face to get to the top. Priyanka Chopra has indeed taken up a role that is very challenging and required her to portray the life of a boxer. The actress seemed to work very hard for this role as we can see from the poster and the trailer of this film. We see the actress in a completely different avatar ready to take down any opponent in a boxing match. Her look in this poster is far from glamourous as she had to look authentic in the role of a real life champion boxer. Any amount of glamour would do injustice to the role.

Mary Kom Movie Poster

Sanjay Leela Bhansali happens to be the co-producer of  Mary Kom Movie and he seems to be blown away with Priyanka’s performance in the role she was required to play. He expressed this thought as he said, “We wanted to tell Mary Kom’s story. Her life has everything. Drama, passion, valour, warmth, humour. Her story was waiting to be told on screen. I am honoured that we are doing it.” It seems like Priyanka’s got it perfect this time. The actress has always taken up challenging role in the past and this role as a champion boxer is only an addition to the list of the roles that prove that Priyanka Chopra is a versatile actor and is not afraid to experiment with the characters she plays in films. Priyanka also pulled off challenging roles in films like ‘Barfi’ and ‘7 Khoon Maaf’.

It will be very interesting to watch Priyanka portray the life of a champion boxer who made it big despite all the struggles she had to face. This film also set an example and breaks the stereo type that women can’t be good at a sport that is usually associated by masculinity. Another film that has the same mind-set is the forthcoming crime centric film titled ‘Mardaani’. This film has Rani Mukerji in the lead role playing the character of a cop that will stop at nothing when it comes to eradicating crime from the society. It is nice to know that Bollywood has taken to women centric films that have an overall impact on society as a whole.

As for ‘Mary Kom’, which is set to release on the 5th of September, critics keep high expectations from this film that follows the trend of a sports biopic from the likes of ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ which focused on the life of champion athlete Milkha Singh. Bollywood seems to be in the mood for appreciating and honouring sports star by dedicating a film that showcases their success. In this way, these films also act as encouragement and inspiration to upcoming sports stars.


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