'Mary Kom' will encourage women in country, says Priyanka Chopra

By Parul Sabherwal | Updated: Sep 02, 2014, 20:14 PM IST
'Mary Kom' will encourage women in country, says Priyanka Chopra

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Few days ahead of the release of biopic on boxer MC Mary Kom, Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra, who plays the lead in 'Mary Kom' was in the capital to promote her film. During her visit, the actress met Road Transport and Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari. 

On the sidelines of her meeting with the minister, Priyanka talked about her upcoming biopic and how such films are very important, especially for the fairer gender. She was quoted as saying, 'Mary Kom' is an inspirational movie and she hopes that it encourages the women in the country. 

"Gadkari was one of the first people to felicitate Mary Kom when she won the Olympic bronze medal, so I wanted to meet him. Also, he has always talked about rural development and socio-economical reforms and my film 'Mary Kom' kind of caters to this issue in a different way," Priyanka added.

The film, reportedly will show Priyanka's character literally rise from the ashes, just like the bird phoenix. It will highlight the difficult journey, which the sports person undertook to play for the country and make everyone proud. 

Priyanka also said that she is trying to get the tax-free status for the film in Delhi after Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh declared the same. Her much awaited film 'Mary Kom' is based on the life of the Olympic medalist, who went through several hurdles during her career graph. The movie is slated to hit the silver screen on September 5, 2014.

With Agency Inputs