Sanjay Leela Bhansali to make film on Mary Kom
Sanjay Leela Bhansali has confirmed that Omung Kumar will direct the film on the Indian boxer. He says he was moved by her story, reports a daily.bollywood Updated: Aug 21, 2012 17:59 IST
Sanjay Leela Bhansali has confirmed that Omung Kumar will direct the film on the Indian boxer. He says he was moved by her story, reports a daily.
"Omung brought the script to me a month before the Olympics. Mary Kom has made India proud. I was moved by her story. She is a mother of two, has been through so much struggle, has tremendous spirit and a sense of living and dignity and is now a World Champion. She has what it takes to make a great champion. An Indian woman boxer is rare. It will be an exciting film to produce and I am very happy to do it," Bhansali told the daily.
Bhansali is also planning to meet Mary Kom. The casting of the film has not been finalised yet.
It was Omung who approached Bhansali with the script. He worked with Sanjay on Black and Saawariya as art director.
First Published: Aug 21, 2012 17:58 IST