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  • Priyanka Chopra, Mary Kom, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Boxing

    Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra with World Champion Boxer MC Mary Kom during the promotion of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's forthcoming film Mary Kom, in Mumbai. The biopic on star Olympic boxer Mary Kom with Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra in the lead role might become tax free as the makers are seeking exemption benefits for the movie.

  • Priyanka Chopra, Mary Kom, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Boxing

    India's women's boxing champion, MC Mary Kom during the promotion of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's forthcoming film Mary Kom, in Mumbai. "We are trying very hard to get it tax free. We are getting through Censor process.. Hopefully if everything works alright then we will share the good news. We are hoping it will come through," said Ajit Andhare, COO Viacom 18.

  • Priyanka Chopra, Mary Kom, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Boxing

    Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra with World Champion Boxer MC Mary Kom during the promotion of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's forthcoming film Mary Kom, in Mumbai. Various state governments including Maharashtra, Bihar, UP and others had declared Farhan Akhtar starrer 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', a biopic on legendary athlete Milkha Singh, as tax free.

  • Priyanka Chopra, Mary Kom, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Boxing

    Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra during the promotion of her forthcoming film Mary Kom, in Mumbai. Mary came with her husband K Onler Kom at the music launch of the film along with the cast of the movie. The boxing champion hopes the film will release in Manipur.

  • Priyanka Chopra, Mary Kom, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Boxing

    Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra with World Champion Boxer MC Mary Kom during the promotion of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's forthcoming film Mary Kom, in Mumbai. "They are surely trying to release the film there (Manipur). It is not in my hand to release it in my home town. Even government is trying to release the film there. If we get permission (to screen the film there) then great," Mary said. "No one was aware about Manipur for many years.. After the Olympic medal they know where Manipur is. After the film I hope there will be more recognition," she said.

  • Priyanka Chopra, Mary Kom, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Boxing

    Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra with World Champion Boxer MC Mary Kom during the promotion of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's forthcoming film Mary Kom, in Mumbai. Actress Priyanka Chopra says she approaches every film like it is her 'Mughal-e-Azam' and she would have done 'Mary Kom' for free. "Each film I do is like a 'Mughal-e-Azam' for me. For me every film of mine is special...So as of now this film 'Mary Kom' is 'Mughal-E-Azam' to me. I can't speak about my own performance, it's for others to decide," said Priyanka.

  • Priyanka Chopra, Mary Kom, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Boxing

    World champion Boxer MC Mary Kom felicitated paralympics athlete Deepa Malik during the promotion of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's forthcoming film Mary Kom, in Mumbai. "She as a person is feisty, someone who stands for her rights and fights for what she believes in and that is not just an inspiration for me, but will be for every young person," she said.

  • Priyanka Chopra, Mary Kom, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Boxing

    Producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali with World boxing champion, MC Mary Kom during the promotion of his forthcoming film Mary Kom, in Mumbai. Director Omung Kumar, who is looking forward to the release of 'Mary Kom', says he has tried to keep the story real despite taking creative liberty to depict the boxing champion's life story on celluloid.

  • Priyanka Chopra, Mary Kom, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Boxing

    Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra with actor Darshan Kumar during the promotion of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's forthcoming film Mary Kom, in Mumbai. Directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the biopic also stars Danny Denzongpa, newcomer Darshan Kumar among others. The film is scheduled for release on September 5.

  • Priyanka Chopra, Mary Kom, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Boxing

    Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra with World Champion Boxer MC Mary Kom during the promotion of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's forthcoming film Mary Kom, in Mumbai. Priyanka feels there is similarity between her and Kom's life. "Mary's life is extremely inspiring. We have similarity like not the diamond and boxing ring, but in terms of our upbringing and where we come from and the fact that we two women stood alone in a male-dominated field," she said.

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