Boxing and cinema have enjoyed a great relationship. That’s why the viewers have been awaiting the release of ‘Mary Kom’. And since ‘Barfi!’ star Priyanka Chopra plays Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom, the excitement is expected to be intense.
Priyanka Chopra may not have tried to look like the boxer on screen but as she says, she has worked hard to represent her spirit and personality. “We did not want to imitate her. We are making a Hindi film and we wanted the reach of the film to be wide. I am speaking a lot more in Hindi than Mary speaks and not in Manipuri. And I knew my face would never look like her we did prosthetics and lot of test. I don’t look like Mary. I don’t have the features like her, but I have given blood and soul for this film to make sure I represent Mary’s spirit and her personality to the best of my ability,” Priyanka had said in her interview.
Will the directorial debut of Omaun Kumar do justice to Mary Kom’s life? Will Priyanka Chopra make Mary Kom the most compelling character of Bollywood? Will her performance remain etched into our memories forever?