Mary Kom to have world premiere at TIFF

  • IANS, Toronto
  • Updated: Jul 23, 2014 15:51 IST

Priyanka Chopra-starrer Mary Kom, based on boxer MC Mary Kom, will have its world premiere here at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the organisers announced Tuesday.

The 39th Toronto International Film Festival will take place between Sep 4 and 14.

"Glamorous Indian star Priyanka Chopra completely transforms herself to play Mary Kom, world champion in women's boxing. From traditional village life in remote Manipur state to high-stakes bouts in India and around the world, this is a remarkable story of triumph. The film will have its world premiere at TIFF," said a statement from the organisers.

Directed by Omung Kumar, Mary Kom was made with the support of the five-time World Champion boxer herself. Priyanka spent a lot of time with Mary to understand the nuances, stance and style of a boxer like her.

The film's first look was unveiled via two posters earlier recently and they were received warmly on social networking sites.

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