Mary Kom wins best film at Stockholm International Film Fest
Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra-starrer Mary Kom, directed by Omung Kumar, has been named best film at the Stockholm International Film Festival Junior in Sweden.
The biopic, based on the life of Olympic medal-winning Indian boxer Mary Kom, was awarded the Bronze Horse award, the highest honour of the festival.
"'Mary Kom' was selected for the Stockholm International Film Festival Junior in Sweden, and we have won the best film award and been given the Bronze Horse award, the highest honour in this festival. The jury was made up of kids ranging from the age of nine to 17 years," Omung said of the win.
Mary Kom premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and released on September 5 last year to positive reviews from both critics and audiences.
Calling the win a "big", Omung said the film will also be screened at the Indian Film Festival in Sweden next month.
"This award is a very big thing for us because now it will bridge the gap between Sweden and India. We can now distribute our films over here. Mary Kom will again be showcased in Sweden by the Indian Embassy at the Indian Film Festival next month," he said.