Priyanka Chopra enthralled audiences with her gritty performance as Indian Boxer and Olympic Bronze medalist MC Mary Kom in her film Mary Kom. The actress garnered rave reviews for her outstanding portrayal of the character. She has now won the award in the Best Actress Drama category for Mary Kom at the Stardust Awards held on Sunday 14th December 2014.
“Mary Kom is a very important film. I have worked very hard for it and to receive this award for the film is a special moment. I want to thank Stardust awards for recognizing my hard work and honoring it,” said the stunning actress.
Commenting on the win, Ajit Andhare – COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures said, “After Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’s dream run at the awards season last year, we are delighted to see the ladies finish first now. Winning in the Searchlight Category for Best Film, the Best Director and the Best Actress for Queen further reinforces our belief of producing more ‘Small Budget, Big Impact’ Films. Priyanka’s win for Best Actress Drama delivered the knockout punch that all of us were rooting for. Both the VMP films and talent winning across categories is a great start to the award season this year.”
‘Mary Kom’ was a trending topic on various social networking websites in the week of its release. With unbelievable performances of the cast especially Priyanka Chopra, the film went on to make a place for itself at the Box Office. Priyanka Chopra was brilliant as the humble boxer and this became Sanjay Leela Bhansali Production’s most prominent films of the year.
Sponsored by Stardust Magazine, Stardust Awards is a grand evening where Bollywood’s most talented are appreciated and recognized for their work in Indian cinema. ‘Mary Kom’, the film is about the Indian Boxer and Olympic Bronze medallist MC Mary Kom, her life, struggles, family and her perseverance to be the best. ‘Mary Kom’ is directed by Omung Kumar, and produced is by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film released on September 5th, 2014.