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