Mary Kom all praise for Priyanka Chopra

September 06, 2014 08:16 am | Updated 08:24 am IST - Ranchi

Ace boxer MC Mary Kom on Friday praised actor Priyanka Chopra, saying she was best fitted for the role in the autobiographical movie based on former’s life.

“Priyanka did a great job. I am very happy for her. She is the best person to fit in the role,” Mary Kom told a private TV channel.

“Priyanka did hard work, and you can see the muscles,” she said on the actor who essayed the lead role in the film ’Mary Kom’ directed by Omung Kumar.

Stating that she had never ever thought or dreamt that a film would be made on her life, the world women’s boxing champion agreed that her sport also required promotion as being done with kabbadi and football.

“If people like it (film) then it could happen. Promotion is necessary. Just like kabbadi and football. The country is getting medals in individual sports like archery, weightlifting, wrestling, and with promotion more medals could come in future,” she said.

On Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s focus on the development of Northeastern states, Mary Kom said he was doing much for the sports and she emphasised on setting up of infrastructure in the North-East that would help bring more medals in future.

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