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Priyanka Chopra`s `Mary Kom` not to release in Manipur?

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 13:01

Zee Media Bureau/Anindita Dev

New Delhi: The much-awaited biopic of Olympic medal-winning boxer, MC Mary Kom, played by Priyanka Chopra, is all set to release on September 5, 2014.

While the entire nation is eagerly awaiting to catch a glimpse of mighty Priyanka pack some punch on-screen, it is rumoured that `Mary Kom` is unlikely to release in the fiery boxer`s hometown, Manipur.

According to reports, the movie which is a tribute to Mary Kom, will not be screened in Manipur because the state is witnessing a ban on Hindi movies and Hindi TV shows since 2000.

The ban has been imposed by separatist group `Revolutionary Peoples Front`, who wish to make Manipur an independent socialist state.

The boxer herself, is trying hard to convince the government to open the Piggy Chops-starrer film in the state and hopes some fruitful result will come out of it.

However, this is not the only hurdle that `Mary Kom` is likely to face, another one being that the Manipuris are not too happy with PeeCee depicting the boxer on screen. Apparently, they wanted a North-Eastern to step into the shoes of MC Mary Kom.

Directed by Omung Kumar, the movie also stars Darshan Kumar, who is playing Priyanka`s better-half in the film.

First Published: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 14:35
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