Priyanka Chopra to play Mary Kom?

By Hindustan Times

Just a few days after MC Mary Kom’s bronze medal win at the 2012 Olympics (in August), filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali announced that he is producing a biopic on the boxing champion. Omung Kumar (a well-known art director), will be making his debut as a film director. For a while now, there’s been speculation about who will play the 29-year-old boxer. Although the makers remain tightlipped, we’ve heard that Priyanka Chopra might be the frontrunner for the coveted part. Trade sources say that Katrina Kaif’s name is also in the reckoning.

“As far as we know, Priyanka is going through the script right now. But nothing can be finalised until she finishes reading it. It’s a big secret because neither Sanjay nor Omung want to let any information about the film out,” says an insider close to the development of the project.

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