Mary Kom

  • Inspiring to do every scene of 'Mary Kom': Priyanka Chopra 05-04-2014 10:53 AM

    Mumbai: National Award-winning actress Priyanka Chopra, who is yet to devote 15 days to complete shooting of the biopic on India's champion boxer M.C. Mary Kom, says every scene in the film is inspirational. "'Mary Kom' is the story of every woman who wants to be larger than she is...
  • Priyanka Chopra starrer film 'Mary Kom' to release on Gandhi Jayanti 03-04-2014 11:15 AM

    Mumbai: The release date of 'Mary Kom', the much-awaited biopic on Olympic medal-winning boxer M.C. Mary Kom, has been locked. It will come out Oct 2, celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti across the country every year. Viacom18 Motion Pictures Wednesday announced the release date of the film, which stars Priyanka Chopra...
  • Aishwarya Rai, Vidya Balan most searched Indian women on Google 08-03-2014 04:15 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai has topped the list of 20 most searched successful Indian women on Google followed by Vidya Balan and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, an official statement said. Former Indian Police Service officer Kiran Bedi also features among the top ten, revealed a Google search trend...
  • First Look: Priyanka Chopra in and as Mary Kom 08-03-2014 10:42 AM

    Priyanka Chopra has started working on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's biopic on boxer Mary Kom and the actress was recently spotted shooting for a scene in Mumbai. The boxing ring was set and Priyanka was seen packing some punches as Mary Kom in the biopic. ...
  • After Javed Akhtar, Mary Kom cancels visit to Jaipur Literature Festival 21-01-2014 02:07 PM

    Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist Indian woman boxer MC Mary Kom cancelled her scheduled visit at the Jaipur Literature Festival. "Her baby is unwell after her recent London trip, so unfortunately she had to cancel the visit to Jaipur," her manager Jimmy Levion told PTI. Mary Kom was slated...
  • I also faced molestation, says Olympic medal-winning boxer Mary Kom 16-01-2014 10:38 PM

    Olympic medal-winning boxer MC Mary Kom on Thursday said she had also faced a sex attack when she was 18, but managed to overpower the assaulter. The boxer expressed concern over women's safety in India and urged them to go for physical training to fend off attackers. "I would urge...
  • Surrender to musical evenings at Jaipur Literature Festival 09-01-2014 10:33 AM

    Evenings at the upcoming Jaipur Literature Festival will be audiovisual treat for music lovers as they will be treated to Africa's traditional nomadic melodies along with Rajasthani folk, Indie-pop and classical jazz. "The Musical Stage", on the sidelines of the five-day literary event, will begin here January 17 and will...
  • Watch: Priyanka Chopra busy with her upcoming film 'Gunday' 24-12-2013 03:55 PM

    After 'Krrish 3', actress Priyanka Chopra is busy with her next film 'Gunday' and reports also say that her biopic on Mary Kom has been delayed due to creative differences between the director and the producer. ...
  • Awwww: Boxer Mary Kom's 7-month-old baby boy is incredibly cute! 21-12-2013 02:23 PM

    Indian boxer MC Mary Kom, who gave birth to a third baby boy earlier year, was seen with actress Sushmita Sen during the release of the boxer's autobiography in Gauhati. Mary and her husband Onler have six-year-old twin boys Rechungvar and Khupneivar. ...
  • Mary Kom on life beyond the ring 13-12-2013 09:27 PM

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, the Olympic bronze medallist spoke about her autobiography, "Unbreakable", and much more. ...
  • Big B launches Mary Kom's autobiography, calls her a legendary figure 10-12-2013 11:46 AM

    Mumbai: Olympic medal-winning boxer M.C. Mary Kom has made innumerable contributions in breaking stereotypes about women, especially from the northeast, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said Monday. "Mary Kom is already a legendary figure in the country, loved and admired by all. She has made innumerable contributions in breaking stereotypes about women,...
  • Sonia Gandhi India's most inspiring woman politician: Survey 29-11-2013 05:35 PM

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi has been voted as India's most inspiring female political leader who has been able to strike a perfect balance between her career and family life, according to a survey. In the survey held by matrimonial service portal Shaadi.com, 36.2 per cent people voted for Sonia Gandhi,...
  • Jhumpa Lahiri, Samantha Shannon to attend Jaipur Literature Festival 26-11-2013 04:25 PM

    Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri, British writer Samantha Shannon, actor Irrfan Khan and boxer Mary Kom, besides noted historians, literary critics and activists will attend the Jaipur Literature Festival 2014 being organised at Jaipur in 2014. The seventh edition of the five-day festival, home to all bookworms and literary lovers,...
  • I share the same story as Mary Kom: Priyanka Chopra 11-11-2013 11:54 AM

    Panaji: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who is playing the five-time world boxing champion Mary Kom in a forthcoming biopic, says she shares a slice of life with the legendary sportswoman. "Her story is same as that of mine. I too struggled when I came in the industry and cried alone....
  • Boxer Mary Kom to wave chequered flag at Indian GP 2013 24-10-2013 06:44 PM

    Greater Noida: Olympic bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom will wave the chequered flag in the 2013 Indian Grand Prix to be held at the Buddh International Circuit on Sunday. According to sources in the Jaypee Group, the organisers of the race, Mary Kom has given her consent to do...
  • Mary Kom hopes suspension of IBF is lifted by world body 30-09-2013 09:53 PM

    Mumbai: Star boxer M C Mary Kom is very upset with the suspension of the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) by its parent world body AIBA and is fervently hoping that the issue would be sorted out at the earliest for the benefit of young Indian hopefuls. "I feel very upset....
  • I'll be convincing as a boxer: Priyanka Chopra 08-09-2013 10:37 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra, who plays Mary Kom in a biopic on the Olympic bronze medallist, asserts that she will be able to convince the audience in the role of a boxer. The actress has never played any sport in her life, yet she is confident of playing a sportsperson...
  • I'm very critical of myself, says Priyanka Chopra 07-09-2013 10:01 AM

    Mumbai: Actress-singer Priyanka Chopra, who has given hits like 'Fashion' and 'Barfi!', and worked with international singers like Will.iam and Pitbull, says she competes only with herself. And she admits she is critical of herself. Priyanka also said she is not bothered by what her contemporaries in showbiz do. "I...
  • Mary Kom awarded Rs 50 lakh by Shivraj Singh government 29-08-2013 04:53 PM

    Olympic bronze medal winner in boxing, MC Mary Kom was presented a cheque of Rs 50 lakh by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a function held in Bhopal. A total of 26 sportspersons were honoured with various awards given by the state government at 'Shikhar Khel Alankaran...
  • I've never played sports in my life: Priyanka Chopra 26-08-2013 12:56 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who plays boxer Mary Kom in an upcoming biopic on the Olympic medallist, says what makes the film harder for her is the fact that she never played sports in her life. "To learn a new sport and to get her body language, I don't...
  • Lakme Fashion Week: Randeep Hooda to walk the ramp for Rajat Tangri 19-08-2013 06:06 PM

    Mumbai: Model-turned-actor Randeep Hooda, known for his sculpted body, is set to walk the ramp for designer Rajat Tangri at the forthcoming Lakme Fashion Week Winter-Festive 2013. The five-day fashion event will start here Friday and the actor will walk the ramp on the second day, said a statement. The...
  • I would have loved to do a biopic on Mary Kom: Deepika 09-08-2013 10:43 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone has revealed that she would have loved to do a film on ace boxer Mary Kom. Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is making a movie based on Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, the ace boxer lauded as a national hero after winning the London Olympic bronze medal. At...
  • Why have biopics become the flavour of the season? 31-07-2013 03:41 PM

    New Delhi: Biopics seem to be the new way to hit the jackpot. While Bollywood filmmakers are making biopics on sports stars one after the other, directors in southern India are going the spiritual way. Hollywood is also recreating the lives of important personalities who have been in the public...
  • The people of Manipur were very gracious: Priyanka Chopra 19-07-2013 04:12 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra travelled to Imphal recently to get into the skin of her character in upcoming biopic on Olympic medalist Mary Kom. While in the city, she visited Mary Kom and her family along with the movie's director Omung Kumar. She also took out time to visit the...
  • Snapshot: When Priyanka Chopra met Mary Kom in Imphal 16-07-2013 03:57 PM

    New Delhi: Priyanka Chopra, who will be soon in a biopic, recently visited Imphal to meet boxer Mary Kom. Priyanka, who has already started her training session to fit into the shoes of the ace boxer, visited Kom's hometown Imphal to get first hand information on her life. Priyanka also...
  • Had messaged Bhansali for the audition of Mary Kom role: Shilpa Shukla 25-06-2013 10:16 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Shilpa Shukla of 'Chak De India' fame says she had expressed her desire to filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali to play boxing champion Mary Kom on screen. But later Bhansali roped in Priyanka Chopra for the role. "A lot of my friends told me that I resemble her (Mary)...