The much anticipated biopic of female boxer Mary Kom has just been declared tax-free in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Directed by Omung Kumar and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film is scheduled for release on 5 September and the first rushes have received a positive response from the media and industry figures alike.
Speaking about the good news, Priyanka Chopra had this to say in a statement to the media. “It is wonderful news. We have a compelling story to tell of a strong, determined woman who has done the nation proud.” said the 32 year old actress. “It is our tribute to all the unsung sports people who give so much to see the Indian flag flying high. If this can act as a catalyst of hope for them, then it’s something we can all be proud of.”
Adding to this is Ajit Andhare, who is COO of production house Viacom18 Motion Pictures. “We are grateful to Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat and government of Maharashtra for lending their support to the film. This exemption right from release day will allow large segments of society to experience the spirit of magnificent Mary.”
Mary Kom releases in cinemas this Friday!