The Ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is planning to make a film based on the life of Olympic medal winner boxer MC Mary Kom. Omung Kumar will be Directing the film. Omung was an Art Director for Bhansali’s Black & Saawariya.
Reportedly Omung met Mary Kom almost a year back and he also managed to get her approval to make a film based on her life. The Director is said to got the script ready and also got approved by Bhansali. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is planning to meet Mary Kom on 23, August.
The producer Bhansali has confirmed this news, saying, “Omung brought the script to me a month before the Olympics. Mary Kom has made India proud. I was moved by her story. She is a mother of two, has been through so much struggle, has tremendous spirit and a sense of living and dignity and is now a World Champion. She has what it takes to make a great champion. An Indian woman boxer is rare. It will be an exciting film to produce and I am very happy to do it.”
The casting for the movie is yet to be decided. They are looking for an actress who looks similar to her. This film will be the directorial debut of Omung Kumar.