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Priyanka Chopra and the team of Mary Kom join hands with theKETTO Foundation to raise funds for the Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation.


Five time world champion and Olympic medalist Mary Kom is not alone in her challenge to identify and nurture the hidden and untraced potentials in under-privileged youths, who have the skill and will-power to bring laurels to our nation but have no resources to fulfill their dreams.


Priyanka Chopra and the team of Mary Kom,the biopic, joined the pugilist in her quest in association with the KETTO Foundation – a crowdfunding site to raise funds , proceeds of which will go towards the Imphal based Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation .


The Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation is a Non-Profit Sports Academy created with a vision to help talented, underprivileged individuals and produce world-class boxing talent to represent India on the international stage.


Reveals a source, “Team Mary Kom wholeheartedly supports the MaryKom Regional Boxing Foundation and wanted to create awareness, not just about the Foundation, but also support Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation’s vision of a brighter future for our underprivileged talent. Any and all funds raised will be given directly to the Foundation.”


Says Priyanka Chopra, “Kevin Spacey said that if you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down. We’re sending the elevator back down… to help young sportspersons with real talent and potential to realize their dreams. During the course of this journey, we truly understood the hardships that this inspirational woman has faced in her quest to bring world glory to her country.  We also saw, first-hand,  the passion with which she was trying to give back to the community… This has inspired us to join her in her quest to give the talented, yet less privileged young men and women the chance to realize their boxing ambitions and dreams”.


The drive was activated on the 4th September on the KETTO site , that looks to bring individuals from all fields together to support their favorite causes, bringing the ‘fun’ to fundraising.


Mary Kom Breaks Box-Office Records-touches the 30 crore mark over the weekend.


Priyanka Chopra’s Mary Kom has already grossed 28.32 crore over the weekend and continues to have a strong run at the B/O , making it the most successful female-driven film breaking box office records.


Produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Mary Kom ‪ is the only solo female-lead driven film to have opened to 8.5 crores on Day-1 with a 3 day weekend collection amounting to approximately 28.32 crore.


“While there have been many movies made with female protagonists in Bollywood , Mary Kom is the only film to have such an unprecedented grand opening on home turf as well as in the overseas market. Priyanka Chopra in and as Mary Kom was applauded and praised unanimously by the audience and critics alike, as they called it her career’s finest performance ,” a source said.


Trade pandits have predicted an upswing for the box office collections with the week looking positive. Mary Kom has managed to achieve these compelling numbers ,despite not having a male lead actor and not many actresses command such box office figures.


Priyanka Chopra took to a popular microblogging site to voice her excitement, “What a weekend for #MaryKom. Thank you all. I truly hope that the story of our true champ @MangteC has a wonderful run at the box office”.


Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures & Sanjay Leela Bhansali,
Mary Kom stars Priyanka Chopra and introduces Darshan Kumar .The film released nationwide 5th September 2014.



~ A  new dining and lounge experience by her brother Siddharth Chopra and his partner Yug Tuli create~


Pune, 7th September 2014 : Bollywood Superstar and International Popstar Priyanka Chopra was in Pune on Sunday to launch ‘The Mugshot Lounge’ a new dining and lounge bar experience created by her brother Siddharth Chopra and his business partner Yug Tuli.


The Mugshot Launch will receive a huge welcome to Pune with a glittering event that promises to be the talk of the town.  Hosted by the effervestent Anusha Dandekar, the evening will see a crazy mash-up of the country’s hottest DJs – DJ Akbar Sami, DJ Zeek and Dj Angel, who will spin their web of music mastery creating an Epic event. The event will be attended by some of the biggest names from the city across business and politics.


Adding to this power-packed launch, Priyanka also has some exciting surprises lined up for the launch testing her skills as a celebrity bartender and DJ.


Speaking on the ocassion, Priyanka Chopra said, “I am so happy to be here tonight in support of Siddharth and Yug as they kickstart their new venture.  I am extremely proud of Siddharth and all that he has acclomplished thus far and wish him every success.  He has a strong passion for the hospitality industry and has many creative ideas that will help him achieve the success that he has worked so hard for.”


The Mughsot Lounge is a place where people come together for a variety of experiences.  One can enjoy a memorable conversation of mugs of the best brew or indulge in a variety of shots for a fun evening with friends.  Added to this is a tasty selection of food that will complement any mood.


Speaking at launch Siddharth Chopra said, “I’m very excited to announce the Mugshot Lounge opening in Pune. Much like the name ,The Mugshot Lounge to me, is not just about the food but about capturing peoples’ expressions as they are welcomed to an all-round, exclusive, high-end casual dining experience. I’m extremnely happy that my friends and family are here to share this moment with me and I would like to thank Priyanka for her constant support in making this happen and for being here tonight.”


Having completed his entrepreneurship at Les Roches International School of Hotel Management Switzerland, one of the most prestigious institutes in the world, with a BBA degree in Hospitality, Siddharth is striving to create an new experience in Hospitality.  The Mugshot Lounge is his first venture.


Adds Yug Tuli, “This is the first project that me and Siddharth are working on together and we are sure to give the people of Pune a dining experience which they have never seen before. Im sure with our International exposure and expertise put together, TML the brand will become very popular in the city and we will soon expand to other cities.


Yug Tuli is a young entrepreneur and a director at the Tuli Group from Central India which has an expertise of over 30 years in Hospitality. Having completed his MBA in hospitality finance from Les Roches International School of Hotel Management Switzerland and was also recognised as the most valuable student of the Institute by the Swiss government.


The Mugshot Lounge is now open at Jewel Plaza, Koregaon Park, Pune.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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