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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014

Mary Kom gets nostalgic over biopic

Anirban Das, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 29, 2014
First Published: 16:52 IST(29/7/2014) | Last Updated: 16:58 IST(29/7/2014)
The trailer of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s biopic on pugilist Mary Kom was released just a few days ago, but the Olympic ­medal-winning Indian boxer watched the film before the release of the promo. She watched it with her ­husband, Onler Kom, at Bhansali’s office recently and got very emotional.

Mary liked the way Priyanka Chopra has pulled off the role and immediately called the actor and conveyed her ­appreciation. 

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In fact, she got so emotional that her voice choked while ­talking. The boxer says, "While ­watching the movie, I could recall all the ­difficulties I had faced and the hard work I had put in to make it. I got ­nostalgic and that made me emotional. Priyanka has done a great job. She looked like a boxer, and I know she has put in a lot of effort," says Mary.

Priyanka, too, could not hold back her emotions. "Mary had just seen the film, and let’s just say that there were tears at both ends. That nod of approval was gratifying, since it was coming from Mary ­herself," says Priyanka.

Apparently, Zoya Akhtar, the director of the actor’s next, was around when Priyanka got the call, since they were filming together in Turkey. The source says, "She too expressed her happiness and ­applauded the effort the actor has put in the film."
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