The Biggest Names in Sports salute Mary Kom

The Biggest Names in Sports salute Mary  Kom     


As Viacom18 Motion Pictures & Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Mary Kom released nationwide today , India’s biggest names in sports salute the biopic of the five time world champion and Olympic medalist Mary Kom.

Says Sandeep Singh, “ Mary Kom is a poignant film for the generations to come. It chronicles the journey of one of India’s most celebrated sports personalities, presenting her life as an inspiration for every Indian who hopes to achieve his or her dream. I wish team Mary Kom all the best!”

Says Deepika Kumari, “Priyanka Chopra’s flawless portrayal of M.C. Mary Kom has just won me over. I have always been a fan of Mary’s simplicity and her innate fierceness. There were many facets of her life that I wasn’t aware of. I felt everything – her joy, her anguish, her humiliation and her triumph while watching the film, it was just a pure joy. Kudos team Mary Kom!”.

Adds Sneha Nehwal, “         Mary Kom is a deeply absorbing emotional joyride. As a sports personality myself, her journey resonated with me. this is truly an incredible piece of cinema.”

“From being Chungneijang to M.C. Mary Kom, I never knew Mary’s life so adventurous. Meeting the real woman behind the gloves was an incredibly thrilling experience. The film gives us all an important lesson, that we can be anything we want, we can achieve everything that we desire… even when the odds are against us. “says Baichung Bhutia.

Says  Ranjan Sodhi, “I truly want to salute Mary’s ‘Never-Say-Die’ spirit. From being India’s first woman Olympic medalist in boxing, a five times world boxing champion, a mother of three and an accomplished global icon – watching Mary’s life unveil on the big screen was fascinating. Priyanka Chopra’s immersive performance was the soul of this film. I absolutely loved it! “


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


Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Singer Lata Mangeshkar Write Letter to ABTYP Helmed by Vivek Oberoi


Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Yuvak Parishad is going all the way to promote its Mega Blood Donation Drive in India. The Mega Blood Donation Drive is scheduled to be held on September 6th, 2014 in all over India. The cause which primarily encourages youth to come forward to donate blood has been acknowledged by our country’s proud possession Prime Minister Narendra Modi and soulful singer Lata Mangeshkar.


Both The Prime Minster and singer were so impressed with ABTYP’s blood donation campaign that they wrote them a congratulatory letter. In their letter they spoke about the importance of voluntary blood donation and impact of youth for this drive in their letter.


Lata Mangeshkar said, “I would like to congratulate Terapanth Yuvak Parishad Pune for initiating such campaign on large scale.” The celebrated singer also said, “I request to all the youth of our nation to come forward and be a part of this noble cause by donating blood.”


The initiative is spearheaded by actor and philanthropist Vivek Oberoi who has been associated with Cancer Patient Aid Association, Project Devi,Banyan,Project Hope and Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Yuvak Parishad (ABTYP), an organization with a nationwide reach of 325 active branches and over 35,000 members  across the globe. The drive is also supported by Oberoi Nation Building & Empowerment (ONE).


Hrithik Roshan shoots 21 hours at a stretch for HRX!


Superstar Hrithik Roshan , the poster-boy for health and fitness in the country recently shot for a commercial for HRX , a brand inspired by the Bollywood superstar’s style and philosophies, embodied in the tagline `Push Your Extreme.


Despite being in the midst of the Bang Bang promotions, Hrithik Roshan took time out of his busy schedule and shot for the HRX “Active Wear” Commercial for 21 hours at a stretch at a popular suburban hotel– What’s more is that, this will be the first time the superstar will be seen bare bodied for a commercial.


Says a source, “While known to be a thorough professional and perfectionist, Hrithik had everyone present on the sets impressed with his dedication as he shot at a stretch for over 21 hours for the Active Wear HRX commercial…Since he will be bare bodied in a couple of scenes in the tvc , he would shoot a scene then work out on the set and return to the frame when the camera rolled”.


Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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