Mary Kom

  • Girls should learn a form of self-defence for confidence, they will be able to put up a fight at least: Priyanka Chopra 5 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: No, Priyanka Chopra is not talking about the box office competition, but about actually beating up someone physically! And the actress strongly feels that every woman should learn some form of self-defence. Priyanka may have now lost all the muscle she built up for her role as five-time boxing...
  • 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' set converted into a boxing ring for Priyanka Chopra 18 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Priyanka Chopra, who will be seen packing punches in forthcoming biopic "Mary Kom", had fun on the sets of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC) when it was turned into a boxing ring. The biopic on five-time World Champion boxer M.C. Mary Kom will release Sep 5 and to promote the...
  • MC Mary Kom, a fighter both in the ring and off it Yesterday

    Imphal: Appearances can be deceptive. She may be shy and diminutive but she packs a mean punch. An Olympic bronze medallist and 5-time world champion MC Mary Kom has single-handedly taken women's boxing into the national consciousness. "I was fighting for 11 years but only a few people recognised me....
  • Knew my face would never look like Mary Kom; I just represent her spirit in the film: Priyanka Chopra Yesterday

    Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra, who plays the role of Olympic bronze medallist MC Mary Kom, says she has not tried to imitate the boxer on screen as her focus was on representing Mary's spirit and personality. "We did not want to imitate her. We are making a Hindi film and...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav exempts Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' from entertainment tax 2 days ago

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has announced exemption of entertainment tax on Priyanka Chopra's biopic Mary Kom. "As the movie is based on life of boxer Mary Kom, it will be an inspiration for women of the state. The CM has decided to exempt it from entertainment tax", an official spokesman...
  • I don't look like Mary Kom, but I represent her spirit and personality in the film: Priyanka Chopra 2 days ago

    Actress Priyanka Chopra, who plays the role of Olympic bronze medallist MC Mary Kom, says she has not tried to imitate the boxer on screen as her focus was on representing Mary's spirit and personality. "We did not want to imitate her. We are making a Hindi film and we wanted...
  • Priyanka Chopra: If a film requires for me to go bald entirely, maybe I will do it 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Priyanka Chopra, who has managed to pull off different looks in her over decade-long movie career, has sported a bald look for her forthcoming film 'Mary Kom'. The actress, who didn't actually shave off her head, says she may consider going bald if an entire film requires her to...
  • Instead of treating 'Mary Kom' as a gender-centric film, treat it as a normal film: Priyanka Chopra 4 days ago

    Lucknow: Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra hopes that her portrayal of M C Mary Kom in a biopic would prove to be a milestone in her film career. Priyanka, 32, says the film, which is based on the life and struggles of the renowned boxer, is her token of love to Kom...
  • e Lounge Unwind: Priyanka Chopra talks about 'Mary Kom' 4 days ago

    Speaking to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra talks about her upcoming film 'Mary Kom'. Direceted by Omung Kumar under the banner Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, 'Mary Kom' is sports drama based on an Indian boxer MC Mary Kom. The film is set to be released on...
  • Priyanka Chopra starrer 'Mary Kom' declared tax free in Maharashtra 5 days ago

    Mumbai: National Award winning actress Priyanka Chopra's much-awaited movie 'Mary Kom', the story of a determined girl who makes it big in the world of boxing, has been declared tax free in Maharashtra a week before its scheduled release date. "Yay! #MaryKom declared tax free in Maharashtra a week before release!...
  • 'Mary Kom' gets 'U' certificate: Priyanka Chopra expresses excitement on Twitter, director Omung Kumar hints at film’s wider reach 5 days ago

    'Mary Kom', the biopic starring Priyanka Chopra has finally got 'U'certificate from the Central Borad of Film Certification (CBFC). The sports drama, which is based on the life of Olympic bronze medal winner Mary Kom, was earlier issued U/A certificate by the board. "Awesome! 'U' certificate! Family movie #MaryKom," Chopra posted on...
  • 'Mary Kom' the film: Not shot in Manipur, no actress from the state, not to be released there 6 days ago

    Imphal: The film on Manipur boxer MC Mary Kom will hit the theatres next week. But ironically, it will not be screened in her home state because of a 14-year-old ban on Hindi films. Many have questioned the existing rule and also ask why a Manipuri actress wasn't chosen to...
  • Mary Kom, Akhil Kumar back in boxing squad for Asian Games 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In a stunning reversal, Olympic bronze medallist and five-time world champion M.C.Mary Kom defeated Pinki Jhangra, a Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, to make the 13-member Indian boxing contingent for the Asian Games slated for Sep 19-Oct 4 in the South Korean city of Incheon. It was Pinki, who had...
  • No show for 'Mary Kom' in Manipur, questions raised over choice of the film's leading lady 6 days ago

    Hindi films have been banned in Manipur since 2000. And while many are questioning the rationale and morality of the ban in the Internet age, Manipur is also talking about the choice of the film's leading lady, a blooper in its trailer and much more. ...
  • For 'Mary Kom', we tried prosthetics and make-up to make my eyes look slanted - but it all looked gimmicky: Priyanka Chopra 1 week ago

    For many weeks the upcoming film 'Mary Kom' has been in news. From positive interest at first -- come on, someone is making a biopic on the life of an Indian woman boxer -- the social media began to talk about the casting of the film. MC Mary Kom, a five-time...
  • Priyanka Chopra: Women-centric roles are not popular in Bollywood August 24, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Actress Priyanka Chopra, whose upcoming biopic on boxing champion Mary Kom has generated a lot of sensation, today said that woman-oriented roles are still not much welcomed in Bollywood. "Mary Kom is a film obviously about Mary Kom. First and the foremost, female-centric roles are not welcomed in Bollywood," Priyanka...
  • Idol Chat: Priyanka Chopra on playing Mary Kom August 23, 2014

    Actress Priyanka Chopra whose upcoming movie 'Mary Kom' is all set to hit the theatres speaks about her experience playing the Olympian sportswoman. ...
  • CNN-IBN's Digvijay Singh Deo takes the ice bucket challenge August 21, 2014

    The CNN-IBN's sports editor went on to nominate ace shooter Abhinav Bindra, boxer Mary Kom and the India men's hockey team to take the ALS challenge. ...
  • With a ban on Bollywood films, Manipur may not get to watch 'Mary Kom' August 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The film based on boxing star Mary Kom's life, starring Priyanka Chopra, will be released next month, but her home state may not get to watch it. There has been a ban on Bollywood movies in Manipur. Five-time world boxing champion Mary Kom is excited about her life story coming...
  • Darshan Kumar: Won't be overshadowed by Priyanka Chopra in 'Mary Kom' August 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Darshan Kumar is a debutante and he is sharing the screen space with none other than Priyanka Chopra as her on-screen husband in his debut movie 'Mary Kom'. But he is confident to get noticed due to the importance of his character in the biopic. Directed by Omung Kumar, the...
  • Mary Kom angry after postponement of Asian Games trial August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The postponement of the boxing trials for the Asian Games has left Olympic bronze medallist MC Mary Kom fuming as she termed this last-minute schedule change as highly "unprofessional" on the part of the organisers. The Indian Olympic Association Ad-hoc Committee, which is managing the boxing affairs, decided to...
  • 'Mary Kom' integrates a popular household consumer durables brand August 4, 2014

    Mumbai: In-film brand integrations have become popular over the years, and household consumer durables brand USHA International has tied up with forthcoming movie "Mary Kom" for the same. The movie is a biopic on Olympic bronze medallist boxer M.C. Mary Kom, and the idea behind associating with this inspirational film solidified...
  • Priyanka Chopra fought with real boxers in 'Mary Kom' July 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra fought with real boxers in 'Mary Kom', a biopic on the five time World Champion boxer. She says it was not easy to take a full-on punch from professional boxers during the shoot. "All my opponents in the film were real boxers," Priyanka said here in an...
  • E Lounge: Priyanka Chopra talks about 'Mary Kom' July 24, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra talks about her upcoming film 'Mary Kom'. Directed by Omung Kumar, 'Mary Kom' is an Indian biographical sports drama which is based on the life of the Indian boxer Mary Kom. The film is set to be released on September 5. ...
  • Never say never, I always surprise myself: Priyanka Chopra on going bald in real life July 24, 2014

    Mumbai: For a crucial sequence in the forthcoming biopic "Mary Kom", based on the life of Olympic bronze medallist boxer M.C. Mary Kom, Priyanka Chopra went for a bald look. The actress says it was her "responsibility" to do justice to her character. Priyanka's bold look can be seen even in...
  • Mary Kom's story needs to be told and who tells it is important too: Why Priyanka Chopra as Mary Kom is perfectly alright July 24, 2014

    Ever since the first poster of the Bollywood biopic 'Mary Kom', where Priyanka Chopra plays the titular role was out, the all-important debate raging both on and offline is about the interesting casting choice for the lead role. This is a film where the female character will have to wing...
  • Priyanka Chopra on playing the sports icon in the film 'Mary Kom' July 24, 2014

    The first trailer of the film 'Mary Kom' was unveiled in Mumbai on Wednesday. The film unfolds the life journey of Indian boxing champion Mary Kom. The film's leading lady Priyanka Chopra talks about her playing the sports icon on the big screen. ...
  • Zoya had warned me to lose all the muscles for 'Dil Dhadakne Do': Priyanka Chopra July 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra says director Zoya Akhtar wanted her to lose weight for her next film 'Dil Dhadakne Do'. Priyanka is essaying the role of boxing champion Mary Kom in a biopic for which she had to build muscles. Her next is Zoya's 'Dil Dhadakne Do'. "Zoya had warned me...