Mary Kom

  • Mary Kom will settle for nothing less than gold at Asiad 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Five time World Boxing Champion Mary Kom is eyeing a gold medal at the upcoming Incheon Asian Games after settling for bronze four years ago. "Our preparation has been good so far and we are looking forward to the games. I am definitely aiming for gold medal and a...
  • Priyanka Chopra: Sad that people watching the film have no idea who Mary Kom is 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Priyanka Chopra says that biopics on sports stars make them a household name, therefore, it is unfair to compare the monetary benefits. Priyanka has played boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom in "Mary Kom", which collected Rs.38.95 crore in five days of its release. Now a section of people are talking about...
  • Mary Kom spoke to the government officials, nothing could be done: Priyanka Chopra on Manipur banning her film 5 days ago

    Priyanka Chopra is happy with all the critical praise coming her way for her performance as MC Mary Kom in the boxer's biopic, but the actress says it is "disheartening" that people from Manipur cannot see the movie. Mary Kom too had expressed her sadness over her hometown missing its date...
  • Will Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' enter the 100 crore club? Please! Don't put such pressure on us, she says 6 days ago

    Mumbai: "Mary Kom" witnessed an impressive opening and the film's lead actress Priyanka Chopra doesn't want the biopic to be pitted against biggies. She says that "our film is already successful", and hopes "it sets an example that even female centric films can do well". When asked if she feels the...
  • 'Mary Kom' spins gold at box office; does well in Delhi and Mumbai but northeast contribution is negligible 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Bollywood film 'Mary Kom' hit 1,800 screens in the country and raked in Rs.28.32 crore in the opening weekend with maximum collections from Delhi and Mumbai. The film is going houseful in Assam and Meghalaya, but the overall contribution to the box office earnings from the region is...
  • Mary Kom: Someone from the North East could have played my role, but the movie might not have been a hit September 8, 2014

    To spread her Imphal-based boxing academy all over the country, Olympian boxer M C Mary Kom wants Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who acted in the biopic 'Mary Kom', to become its brand ambassador. "I will soon approach her to become the brand ambassador of my boxing academy. Hopefully she will agree,"...
  • Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' mints Rs 30 crore in its opening weekend September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Priyanka Chopra's power-packed performance as boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom in the biopic has led to the film amassing a box office collection of close to Rs.30 crore in its opening weekend. The National Award-winning actress hopes the movie has a "wonderful run". The movie, released on Teachers' Day...
  • Priyanka Chopra packs a powerful punch; 'Mary Kom' collects over Rs 17 cr September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: If Priyanka Chopra's role in "Mary Kom" as the five-time World boxing champion has changed the definition of "hero", the movie's producers too have a reason to smile as it has raked in Rs.17.25 crore in two days since release. Based on the life of boxing champion M.C. Mary...
  • How in-film branding dilutes the impact of 'Mary Kom' September 7, 2014

    There's no denying the fact that filmmakers promote brands through their projects to woo consumers. Even though the results aren't always impressive, advertisers still feel brand placement in films is the ideal way to resonate with the viewers. But how would you react when a film is rewritten to incorporate...
  • Will 'Mary Kom' be released in Manipur? Boxer's husband Onler tries his best September 7, 2014

    Boxing champion M C Mary Kom's husband Onler has joined forces with Mary Kom co-producers Viacom18 Motion Pictures to ensure that the biopic on his wife gets released in their home state Manipur. Hindi films are not being shown in Manipur for the last few years reportedly due to threats by...
  • Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' rakes in Rs 8 crore on opening day September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: One of the most awaited Bollywood films of the year, Priyanka Chopra-starrer 'Mary Kom' is said to have garnered collections of over Rs 8 crore on its opening day. "The film has made Rs.8 crore plus on its opening day," a source from the movie's co-producers Viacom18 Motion Pictures, told...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Mary Kom' September 6, 2014

    In this episode of 'Now Showing', CNN IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews Priyanka Chopra-starrer Mary Kom. ...
  • Priyanka Chopra did a great job; she is the best person to play the role: Mary Kom September 6, 2014

    Ranchi: Ace boxer MC Mary Kom on Friday praised actor Priyanka Chopra, saying she was best fitted for the role in the autobiographical movie based on former's life. "Priyanka did a great job. I am very happy for her. She is the best person to fit in the role," Mary Kom...
  • 'Mary Kom' review: The film is watchable, but never great like it should've been September 8, 2014

    Cast: Priyanka Chopra Director: Omung Kumar In one scene in Mary Kom, Priyanka Chopra, playing the titular boxer, has just received a letter in the mail with promising news. Too excited to wait till her husband is out of the shower, she relays the information to him even as he cranks open...
  • Judge actresses on the basis of their work, not on the basis of their gender: Priyanka Chopra September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, who is playing Olympic-winning boxer Mary Kom in a biopic, says she does not like the term 'female-centric' in films as people should judge movies on the basis of content rather than on the gender of the protagonist. The 32-year-old actress feels gender bias exists...
  • e Lounge: Priyanka Chopra on 'Mary Kom' September 5, 2014

    Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' hits theatres across the country today. The actress who plays Olympic medallist boxer Mary Kom opens her heart on CNN-IBN. ...
  • Watch: First reactions to Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' September 5, 2014

    Priyanka Chopra starrer 'Mary Kom' finally hit the theatres on Friday. The film tries to capture Mary Kom's struggle as a young girl from a small village in Manipur who goes on to become five time World Boxing Champion and bronze medalist at the Olympics. ...
  • 'Mary Kom' tweet review: Priyanka Chopra surprises with her performance September 5, 2014

    Boxing and cinema have enjoyed a great relationship. That's why the viewers have been awaiting the release of 'Mary Kom'. And since 'Barfi!' star Priyanka Chopra plays Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom, the excitement is expected to be intense. Priyanka Chopra may not have tried to look like the boxer...
  • Why Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' is no 'Barfi!'; but still is an earnest performance September 5, 2014

    There are spoilers ahead. Priyanka Chopra does not look like MC Mary Kom. The prosthetic, the bad, broken Hindi and same hairdo don't help either. A fact that Chopra herself admits but is quick to add that she only tries to represent the boxer's spirit in the biopic. And the...
  • 'Mary Kom': Mixed response to Priyanka Chopra's look in film September 4, 2014

    Questions are being raised against Priyanka Chopra's look in 'Mary Kom', fuelling a debate whether a regional actor should have played the part. ...
  • Mary Kom: Loving mother, mean boxer September 4, 2014

    The much-anticipated film 'Mary Kom' is set to release on Friday. While Priyanka Chopra or the film's no-show in Manipur is gathering a lot of attention, here's a look at the life and struggle of the real Mary Kom, something the film hopes to pack in. ...
  • Things to expect from Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' biopic September 4, 2014

    Based on boxer Mary Kom's life, when the movie's trailer was released, it got the tongues wagging on why Priyanka Chopra was not the right choice for Mary Kom's role and some Northeastern actress could have done justice to the character. And now that the movie releases tomorrow,...
  • Priyanka Chopra: A big thank you to the ever gracious Pranabda and Suvrama for having me at their home September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: National Award winning actress Priyanka Chopra Wednesday met President Pranab Mukherjee and his wife at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here ahead of the release of her forthcoming film "Mary Kom". "Always incredible to be at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. A big thank you to the ever gracious Pranabda and Suvrama for...
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi exempts Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' from entertainment tax September 4, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam government on Wednesday announced exemption of entertainment tax on "Mary Kom", a new Bollywood movie on the World champion woman boxer from Manipur. "As the movie revolves around boxer Mary Kom, the pride of the northeast and the country as a whole, we have decided to exempt it...
  • Priyanka Chopra: I have invested a part of my soul in 'Mary Kom' September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Priyanka Chopra, who has stepped into the shoes of boxer Mary Kom in an upcoming biopic of the Olympic-winner, says she has invested a part of her soul in the film and her heart will break if it fails at the box office. The 32-year-old 'Fashion' star says...
  • Girls should learn a form of self-defence for confidence, they will be able to put up a fight at least: Priyanka Chopra September 3, 2014

    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 September 2, 2014

    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...