Music launch of the movie 'Mary Kom' was a grand event. The special guest was none other than Mary Kom, on whose life the movie is based. Mary came with her husband Onler Kom. Priyanka, who was her usual energetic self, crooned for the 'Lori' number from the film. Mary Kom also sang for the 'Aaj Main oopar' number from 'Khamoshi'. Priyanka also made the event more special for Mary Kom by having her husband say 'I love you' to her on stage, leaving the Olympics medalist blushing away.
Also seen is producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali along with his mom, and director Omung Kumar. The film is all set to release on September 5th.
Not so difficult to replicate Mary because she is an open book..priyanka said. We followed her and replicated her life exactly as she has said. She has seen the film. I think creative liberty is not a bad thing... It is about how we take the scene ahead. She (Mary) has seen it and loved it," Omung told reporters at the music launch of the film.
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 who essays the role of Mary in the film said the Manipur boxer fancied a song and dance in the movie.
"We have dramatized the romance and singing and she (Mary) enjoys it. She asked me if I am dancing in the film and I said people will kill me if I dance. She said she is a good dancer. So can you imagine Mary Kom doing 'Desi Girl' (popular track from 'Dostana').. That is what she wanted me to do in the film," Priyanka said.The makers have portrayed several incidents that happened to Mary exactly the way she narrated them to the writers.
"We have tried to bring 10-12 years of her (Mary) life on screen within two hours and within that we have taken few liberties. But otherwise the film is a close depiction of her life," Priyanka said.