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Actor thanks Priyanka for acknowledging lack of appropriate casting in Mary Kom

Actor Lin Laishram appreciates actor Priyanka Chopra's ‘gracious and brave’ response on lack of appropriate casting in Mary Kom.
Lin Laishram reacts to Priyanka Chopra's comment on Mary Kom casting.
Lin Laishram reacts to Priyanka Chopra's comment on Mary Kom casting.
Published on Jan 18, 2022 05:14 PM IST
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Priyanka Chopra says ‘someone from the northeast’ should have played Mary Kom

  • Priyanka Chopra said in an interview that the role of Mary Kom should have been played by ‘someone from the northeast’, adding that they look nothing alike.
Priyanka Chopra in a still from Mary Kom (L) and the boxer.
Priyanka Chopra in a still from Mary Kom (L) and the boxer.
Published on Jan 15, 2022 07:07 AM IST
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Mary Kom to skip National Women's Boxing Championships

The 38-year-old, who reached the pre-quarters of Tokyo Olympics before bowing out with a hard-fought loss, is, however, training for the world championships in December.
Mary Kom will be skipping this year's National Boxing C'ships. (Getty)
Mary Kom will be skipping this year's National Boxing C'ships. (Getty)
Updated on Oct 18, 2021 08:11 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Mary Kom director defends Priyanka's casting, cites Amitabh Bachchan's example

  • Omung Kumar, who directed the Mary Kom biopic, has defended the casting of Priyanka Chopra in the title role amid renewed criticism.
Priyanka Chopra in a still from Mary Kom.
Priyanka Chopra in a still from Mary Kom.
Published on Aug 07, 2021 01:27 PM IST
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Tokyo 2020: Mary Kom engulfed with disbelief after loss

  • Tokyo 2020: After Thursday’s 51kg Round of 16 tie bout, the Colombian won 3-2, Kom raised her hand, bowed in all four directions, and hugged Valencia, who then raised Kom’s hand.
India's Mary Kom reacts after losing her bout to Ingrit Valencia of Columbia in women's Fly (48-51kg) boxing Round of 16, at the Summer Olympics 2020 in Tokyo, Thursday, July 29, 2021. Kom lost the match via split decision. (PTI)
India's Mary Kom reacts after losing her bout to Ingrit Valencia of Columbia in women's Fly (48-51kg) boxing Round of 16, at the Summer Olympics 2020 in Tokyo, Thursday, July 29, 2021. Kom lost the match via split decision. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 29, 2021 11:43 PM IST
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Priyanka showers praise on Mary Kom after her Olympics exit, calls her a legend

  • Priyanka Chopra took to Twitter on Thursday to shower praises on boxing star Mary Kom after her exit from the Tokyo Olympics.
Priyanka Chopra played Mary Kom in her biopic.
Priyanka Chopra played Mary Kom in her biopic.
Updated on Jul 29, 2021 09:12 PM IST
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Wins 2 out of 3 rounds but still loses, unlucky Mary Kom bows out of Olympics

Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom's (51kg) pursuit of a second Olympic medal ended in the pre-quarterfinals of the Tokyo Games as she went down to 2016 edition's bronze-medallist Ingrit Valencia in a fiercely-fought showdown here on Thursday.
Mary Kom prays before the start of her bout against Ingrit Valencia of Columbia in women's Fly (48-51kg) boxing Round of 16, at the Summer Olympics 2020.(PTI)
Mary Kom prays before the start of her bout against Ingrit Valencia of Columbia in women's Fly (48-51kg) boxing Round of 16, at the Summer Olympics 2020.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 29, 2021 06:02 PM IST
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PTI | , Tokyo

Priyanka watches Olympics opening ceremony with 'extra loud cheer' for Mary Kom

  • Priyanka Chopra took to Instagram on Friday to show her excitement for Tokyo Olympics. Check out what she posted.
Priyanka Chopra watching the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony at her London home.
Priyanka Chopra watching the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony at her London home.
Published on Jul 23, 2021 09:51 PM IST
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Priyanka's Mary Kom co-star says it was 'heartbreaking' to see her in title role

  • Lin Laishram hopes that a scenario that involves culturally incompatible actors like Priyanka Chopra being cast as Mary Kom 'doesn't happen again'.
Lin Laishram played a supporting role in Mary Kom, starring Priyanka Chopra.
Lin Laishram played a supporting role in Mary Kom, starring Priyanka Chopra.
Published on Jul 06, 2021 10:49 AM IST
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Lin on Priyanka playing Mary Kom: 'A girl from Northeast could have been cast'

  • Lin Laishram has opened up about discrimination in the casting process of the film on Mary Kom. Here's what she said about the film and Priyanka Chopra.
Lin Laishram and Priyanka Chopra Jonas worked together in 2014 film Mary Kom.
Lin Laishram and Priyanka Chopra Jonas worked together in 2014 film Mary Kom.
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 03:35 PM IST
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Pooja Rani wins gold, Mary Kom loses in final at Asian Boxing Championships

  • Defending champion Pooja Rani put up a dominating show to beat Mavluda Movlonova of Uzbekistan and retain the 75kg title in the Asian boxing championships in Dubai on Sunday.
Pooja Rani clinched India's first gold medal at the 2021 Asian Boxing Championships. (BFI)
Pooja Rani clinched India's first gold medal at the 2021 Asian Boxing Championships. (BFI)
Updated on May 30, 2021 10:49 PM IST
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Mary Kom seeks her sixth gold medal in Asian Boxing Championships

  • Six-time world champion Mary Kom and defending champion Amit Panghal are among the seven Indian pugilists who will play in the finals at the 2021 ASBC Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai.
File photo of Mary Kom.(PTI)
File photo of Mary Kom.(PTI)
Published on May 29, 2021 06:03 PM IST
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Asian Boxing Championships: Mary Kom enters final

  • The top-seeded Mary Kom dug from her huge reservoir of experience to outwit the sprightly Altantsetseg with her right hook being particularly impressive on the day.
Mary Kom made her way into the final after defeating Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg. (BFI Official/Twitter)
Mary Kom made her way into the final after defeating Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg. (BFI Official/Twitter)
Updated on May 27, 2021 09:06 PM IST
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Indian boxing team reaches Dubai for Asian C'ship after delayed flight landing

  • An 'air-bubble' flight carrying Indian boxers had to stay mid-air longer than scheduled as administrative paperwork delayed its landing.
India's Amit Panghal in action. (AP)
India's Amit Panghal in action. (AP)
Updated on May 22, 2021 04:42 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Mary Kom among 10 boxers to resume training as national camp shifted to Pune

  • Indian women boxers including six-time world champion MC Mary Kom and two other Olympic-bound boxers Simranjit Kaur and Lovlina Borgohain have been named in the elite women national camp.
Mary Kom.
Mary Kom.
Published on May 05, 2021 03:47 PM IST
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Mary Kom, Lovlina in Indian women's boxing squad for Asian Championships

Mary Kom is a six-time Asian medallist, including five gold medals. She had opted out of the previous edition of the event in 2019.
Mary Kom: File photo(Mary Kom/Instagram)
Mary Kom: File photo(Mary Kom/Instagram)
Published on Apr 07, 2021 07:40 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Tokyo will be my Olympic swansong, says veteran Indian boxer Mary Kom

Six-times world champion Kom, 38, has been boxing for 20 years but had to wait for the London Games in 2012 for a shot at an Olympic medal when women were allowed to compete for the first time.
Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom(PTI)
Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom(PTI)
Published on Mar 10, 2021 06:21 PM IST
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Simranjit, Jasmine in final; Mary Kom settles for bronze in Boxam International

The 37-year-old olympic-bound star lost in a split decision after an exhausting contest that was also messy in equal measure.
Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg)(PTI)
Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg)(PTI)
Updated on Mar 05, 2021 10:00 PM IST
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Mary Kom enters semis of Spanish tourney; assured of medal

The 37-year-old, who had not competed since her Tokyo qualification last year in Jordan, defeated Italian Giordana Sorrentino with a split verdict in the quarterfinal stage of the event.
MC Mary Kom: File photo(PTI)
MC Mary Kom: File photo(PTI)
Published on Mar 03, 2021 09:39 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Mary Kom appointed as chairperson of AIBA champions and veterans committee

Mary Kom thanked AIBA president and said she will give her best at the position.
May Kom: File photo(HT Archive)
May Kom: File photo(HT Archive)
Published on Mar 03, 2021 03:47 PM IST
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ANI | , Lausanne

Mary Kom, Amit Panghal among 13 in quarters of Spanish boxing tourney

Mary Kom (51kg), competing for the first time since qualifying for the Olympics last year, will take on Italian Giordana Sorrentino in her opening bout on Wednesday.
Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) had to be content with the silver medal after going down 0-5 to Uzbekistan's reigning Olympic gold medallist Shakhobidin Zoirov at the AIBA Men’s World Championships in Ekaterinburg.(PTI)
Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) had to be content with the silver medal after going down 0-5 to Uzbekistan's reigning Olympic gold medallist Shakhobidin Zoirov at the AIBA Men’s World Championships in Ekaterinburg.(PTI)
Published on Mar 02, 2021 10:08 PM IST
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Six-time world champion boxer Mary Kom joins Koo app

Mary Kom, who is also a member of parliament, asked her followers to join on KOO while responding to the application.
MC Mary Kom(PTI)
MC Mary Kom(PTI)
Published on Feb 25, 2021 03:44 PM IST
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How long can you fear the virus? Mary Kom ahead of first competition in 1 year

The 37-year-old six-time world champion mostly trained at home in 2020 and joined the national camp in Bengaluru for a fortnight last month after recovering from dengue.
MC Mary Kom punches a bag during a training session at Balewadi Stadium in Pune.(REUTERS)
MC Mary Kom punches a bag during a training session at Balewadi Stadium in Pune.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 22, 2021 12:58 PM IST
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Mary Kom, Manish Kaushik set for competitive action after one year

The 37-year-old flyweight boxer, who is a six-time world champion, last competed at the Asian Olympic qualifiers in Jordan in March last year. The tournament in Spain is scheduled to be held from March 1 to 7.
MC Mary Kom(PTI)
MC Mary Kom(PTI)
Published on Feb 12, 2021 05:51 PM IST
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Mary Kom credits BFI president for boxers' 'remarkable performances'

Kom recently joined the national camp and begun training for the final phase of comeback ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Mary Kom trains. (Mary Kom/Instagram)
Mary Kom trains. (Mary Kom/Instagram)
Published on Feb 02, 2021 09:26 PM IST
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ANI | , New Delhi

Mary Kom joins camp, to train from Monday

Currently quarantined at the institute, Mary Kom got the all-clear on Friday after returning a negative test for Covid-19. She had stayed away from the elite national camp and competitions because of the pandemic.
MC Mary Kom(PTI)
MC Mary Kom(PTI)
Published on Jan 15, 2021 07:27 PM IST
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Mary Kom a big source of inspiration for me: Bala Devi

Bala, the first Indian woman to play professional football in a top-flight league in Europe, talked about an interaction with the six-time world champion and Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom during the 2014 Asian Games.
Photo of Indian footballer Bala Devi(Twitter)
Photo of Indian footballer Bala Devi(Twitter)
Updated on Dec 12, 2020 06:29 PM IST
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I have no rivalry with Mary Kom: Nikhat Zareen

The 24-year-old boxer refuses any such rumours and clears the air by stating that she respects the senior boxer and wishes that she wins a gold medal at the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics
Nikhat Zareen is preparing for the next Commonwealth and Asian Games
Nikhat Zareen is preparing for the next Commonwealth and Asian Games
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 01:53 PM IST
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HT Mumbai | ByNishad Neelambaran

Singer Vee Kapoor and lyricist Prashant Ingole to release a romantic song soon

While Kapoor is known for soulful devotional songs like ‘Giridhari’ and ‘Saavaro’, Ingole is known for tracks in ‘Purani Jeans’, ‘Mary Kom’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’.
Vee Kapoor has impressed his fans and followers with several songs released before.
Vee Kapoor has impressed his fans and followers with several songs released before.
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 07:12 PM IST
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Faced difficulties early on because boxing is considered a male-dominated sport: Mary Kom

Mary said she wouldn’t be where she is had it not been for the challenges she faced en route to becoming a boxer.
Mary Kom’s success has revolutionised Indian boxing.(Instagram)
Mary Kom’s success has revolutionised Indian boxing.(Instagram)
Published on Jun 10, 2020 07:07 PM IST
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