Earlier this week, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions unveiled the first look of Priyanka Chopra’s upcoming film on India’s Olympic medallist Mary Kom. The first thought that popped into my head was ‘Million Dollar Baby.’ It took a minute or two to get past PC’s Hilary Swank moment, but then it became obvious: I had to concede that this poster packed a punch!
A fair few blokes might miss the curves and cleavage that are often on display when a film poster featuring Priyanka is unveiled, but let’s dwell on those muscles instead, shall we? If Michelle Obama has guns, PC playing Mary Kom has an arsenal of atomic bombs! Credit it to makeup, Photoshop or the “2 years of training” Priyanka has apparently invested in the look, but you’ve got to hand it to her anyway. It is so refreshing to see a leading lady carrying a film solo and not playing the femme fatale!
Will the film go the distance at the box office and will the masses flock to theatres on September 5 to ensure PC wins this bout? It’s too early to tell, but we will go to the scorecards when this gig gets going and, in the meantime, we’ll absorb Mary Kom’s knockout first look!
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