Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali seemed in high spirits at the first trailer launch of MARY KOM starring Priyanka Chopra. He couldn’t get enough of the actress, with whom he is working for the second time! Priyanka did a hot item number in SLB’s GOLIYON KI RASLEELA - RAM LEELA and now she is the central part of the biopic on Olympic bronze medalist and five-time World Champion M.C. Mary Kom, which is produced by Bhansali.
SLB was seen singing praises of PeeCee, as Priyanka is lovingly addressed in the tinsel town, and even got cozy with the actress as and when he could! From comparing Priyanka to Hollywood’s Hillary Swank and Bollywood’s Nutan & Waheeda Rehman to getting warm for photo ops, SLB’s affection for PeeCee was quite palpable.
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“Nobody could have done the role of Mary Kom better than Priyanka, who is an ‘atom bomb’ of our industry! If Hollywood has Hillary Swank, we have Priyanka Chopra! She is absolutely talented. Looking at her I feel, this is what Nutan ji & Waheeda ji was all about. Besides she is the most committed actor. She has that fire in her belly which sparkles on the screen when you see it. I love people with so much dedication and love for the art. She almost turned a man working on MARY KOM!'' SLB said with delight at the event.
While Priyanka appeared completely blown away by SLB’s comments!
Also introducing Darshan Kumar, MARY KOM is directed by first timer Omung Kumar, and all set to release on September 5, 2014.