OMUNG PROUD OF ‘TIGRESS’ MARY KOM’S CWG GOLD

HT City - - ENTERTAINMENT - Yashika Mathur ■ yashika.mathur@htlive.com

Filmmaker Omung Ku­mar is ec­static about boxer MC Mary Kom win­ning her first Com­mon­wealth Gold in the on­go­ing edi­tion of the sport­ing event in Gold Coast, Aus­tralia. Ku­mar had made a biopic on the boxer, star­ring Priyanka Cho­pra, in 2014.

“It is un­be­liev­able that ev­ery time you see her, we know that she is go­ing to win. When she goes into the ring, she is a tigress and the same hap­pened this time, too. She hadn’t won a Com­mon­wealth [medal] be­fore, so she knew that she had to win and prove that she is the best in the world,” he gushes.

Hav­ing re­searched about her life in great de­tail, and get­ting to know her per­son­ally dur­ing the mak­ing of the biopic, Ku­mar is well aware of Mary’s strug­gle to reach where she is, to­day.

“Since I’ve done a story on her, I know what she thinks, how she feels and re­acts, and how she is, [as] a fam­ily per­son. She is so close to me that I can pick up the phone and talk to her re­liv­ing all those mo­ments again. She is some­one whom I re­spect and ad­mire,” he says.

Omung Ku­mar had made a biopic on the boxer in 2014

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