Priyanka Chopra to fights gender stereotypes as Mary Kom

Priyanka Chopra is known to take up challenging roles in her career as an actor. Earlier we saw her in films like Fashion and Barfi where she gave an outstanding performance. Her role in ‘7 Khoon Maaf’ was also commendable. Now we will see the actress in the upcoming biopic ‘Mary Kom’. In this film she will lay the role of a boxer. This film revolves around Mary Kom who is a champion boxer that won laurels at the Olympics and is known worldwide. This film seems to have taken an inspiration from the likes of ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ which was also a biopic on the life of champion athlete Milkha Singh. The film Mary Kom is expected to do well at the box office.

A lot has been said about Priyanka’s role in this film which is woman centric and depicts women empowerment. She fights the whole terminology of gender stereo types by her performance and by telling the story of Mary Kom’s struggles and achievements through this film. People always associate the sport of boxing with masculinity. This film is set to reset people’s mindsets and thinking to be open to the idea of women not only getting into something like boxing, but excelling in it She sets an example to the world that women can achieve anything if they set their minds to achieve it.

This film will change the way people think about women and will definitely work against the thinking that women are weak willed and are not capable of possessing strength. By the trailer of this film we get a glimpse of what we should expect from this film. The poster of this film showcases a very strong image of Priyanka Chopra and was much appreciated by the critics. For this film, she had to cut off the glam quotient to look authentic in her role as a boxer.

In the trailer we see the actress in a power packed performance. The trailer has set the standards very high for this film. Critics are expecting a lot from this performance of  Priyanka in this role as a champion boxer. She is also likely to win awards for her performance in this role. This is not the only woman centric role we will see. We will also see Rani Mukerji playing the role of a cop in the film ‘Mardaani’. In this film Rani will play a very strong character of a cop that will stop at nothing to eradicate the social problem of female trafficking. Media and movies have a lot of impact on society and films like these are bound to influence their thinking in some way.

It will be interesting to watch more and more films that support women and portray them as true leaders who can achieve anything a man can. Kudos to filmmakers to take the efforts in providing us films that give out a social message instead of just plainly entertaining us like all the rest of the films.


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