Cricketer Virender Sehwag and boxer Mary Kom come together for CRPF

Mary Kom and Cricketer Virender Sehwag are among the sporting stars that promote a ‘unity’ marathon for the country’s largest paramilitary force CRPF. The paramilitary force, is celebrating 75 years of its raising this year, and will conduct a half-marathon called ‘Run for Unity’ in the national capital region which will be on October 12. Apart from the cricketer Sehwag and female champion boxer Mary Kom, about three lakh personnel force would be getting in touch with a host of sportspersons and celebrities to take the track with the trooper on ground. CRPF, The Central Reserve Police Force which was raised in 1939, is the lead combat unit for conducting anti-Naxal operations in the country.  Dilip Trivedi, CRPF chief will announce the charter of the half-marathon on Tuesday.

Mary Kom’s biopic is also all set to hit the theatres. Omung Kumar is making his directorial debut with a biopic on Indian woman boxer Mary Kom. The film ‘Mary Kom‘, which is set for a release on September 5, is a biopic on Olympic bronze medallist and five-time World Champion MC Mary Kom. “The film is the first of its kind being made in Bollywood… I did not think of the film as a risk. Biopics work because it is zero-to-hero story. The emotions run high.. It is a huge pull for anyone. It is not that I made this film after seeing ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. I had the idea much before it was made,” director Omung said.”I started this film three and half years back before any film on sports (biopic films) was made. We had started researching on Mary Kom. We had spoken to her three and half years back about this project. Then I approached Sanjay Leela Bhansali (producer) and Priyanka Chopra and things fell in place. It may be a trend now,” he added.

The biopic of the female boxer MC Mary Kom has been doing the buzz lately. The Olympic bronze medalist has been an inspiration to the world of women power and dignity. She stunned everybody with her game, struggle and victory in the Olympic 2012. She is a five-time World Boxing champion, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships. Her achievement also amazed director Omang Kumar and Bollywood’s diva Priyanka Chopra to make a biopic on the boxer’s life starring Piggie Chops in the lead role.

The trailer of the biopic titled Mary Kom is finally out. It is directed by Omung Kumar, produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starring Priyanka. The film Mary Kom is to have its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. Priyanka Chopra looks pretty convincing and impressive as a boxer. She doesn’t look Manipuri but has almost perfected the Manipuri accent which is really complimenting. Ajit Andhare, COO Viacom 18, seemed over whelmed with the response and quoting his happiness he said, “We’re thrilled with the astounding response to the poster and teaser which we had titled ‘Mary Kom Punch’ these have set us up very well for the trailer, which will be out later this week. We’ve titled the trailer ‘Mary Kom knock-out’”. The director also seemed very pleased and stated “After a long time there has been a frenzy of this sort surrounding the release of a poster. It felt good to hear all the fabulous comments. We had to live up to people’s expectations with the teaser also. I think we succeeded in doing so. Now we have the trailer coming up. I am very excited. It’s been a long wait for me. I can finally showcase my work to the world.” Well yes, the poster is really striking and bold. Priyanka looks astonishingly stormy, fierce and tempestuous. She remarkably resembles the boxer. The color of the poster, her expressions and not to forget Priyanka’s cuts and pumped up biceps…Totally Striking.

The movie is scheduled to come out on 2nd October, 2014.


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